Vegetation Science Group

Department of Botany and Zoology | Faculty of Science | Masaryk University

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association SCB01
Senecioni sylvatici-Galeopsietum ladani Eliáš 1993

Senecioni sylvatici-Galeopsietum ladani

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This vegetation type, dominated by Galeopsis ladanum, grows on both anthropogenic and natural screes consisting of various sedimentary, metamorphic and volcanic rocks with acidic to neutral reaction. Often the screes are mixed with fine soil, which can occasionally be more compacted than in the case of the association Galeopsietum angustifoliae. The dominant species is accompanied by calcifuge species of ruderal habitats, dry grasslands and forests. This association occurs in different areas of the colline and submontane belt of the Bohemian Massif, being more common in western Bohemia; however, it is poorly documented by relevés.

Orig. (Eliáš 1993): Senecio-Galeopsietum ladani Eliáš 1986 (Senecio sylvaticus)

Syn: Senecioni-Galeopsietum ladani Eliáš 1986 (§ 5)

Diagnostic species: Epilobium collinum, Galeopsis ladanum, Hylotelephium telephium agg. (predominantly H. maximum), Senecio viscosus

Constant species: Galeopsis ladanum, Hylotelephium telephium agg. (predominantly H. maximum), Poa nemoralis. Senecio viscosus

Dominant species: Galeopsis ladanum

Formal definition: Galeopsis ladanum cover > 5 % NOT Group Stellaria media

Source: Sádlo J. (2009): SCB01 Senecioni sylvatici-Galeopsietum ladani Eliáš 1993. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a suťová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 459-461.