Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance TAA
Cypero-Spergularion salinae Slavnić 1948

This alliance of saline annual grasslands on exposed bottoms of lakes and pools is widespread in south-eastern Europe. It reaches its north-western distribution limit in southern Moravia. In the past this vegetation was probably widespread around southern Moravian saline lakes before these were drained and converted to agricultural land in the 19th century. Today, only a few remnants are encountered.

Orig. (Slavnić 1948): Cyperio-Spergularion salinae Slavnić 1939 (Cyperus fuscus, C. pannonicus)

Syn.: Cypero-Spergularion salinae Slavnić 1939 (fantom)

Diagnostic species: Atriplex prostrata subsp. latifolia, Crypsis aculeata, Heleochloa schoenoides, Puccinellia distans, Spergularia maritima, S. salina

Constant species: Crypsis aculeata, Heleochloa schoenoides, Spergularia salina

Source: Šumberová K. (2007): TAA Cypero-Spergularion salinae Slavnić 1948. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, p. 133.