Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance TBA
Salicornion prostratae Géhu 1992

This alliance includes inland vegetation of annual succulent halophytes such as Salicornia prostrata and Suaeda prostrata. It occurs on strongly saline, loamy or clayey soils. In the past it was found at several sites in dry areas of southern Moravia, but today this vegetation has been destroyed and both dominant species are extinct in the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Géhu 1992): Salicornion prostratae nov. all.

Syn.: Salicornion herbaceae Soó 1933 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Thero-Salicornion sensu Vicherek 1973 non Br.-Bl. 1933 (pseudonym), Thero-Suaedion sensu Vicherek 1973 non auct. mediterr. (pseudonym), Salicornion prostratae Soó 1933 corr. Borhidi 1996, Salicornion prostratae Sanda et al. 1999

Diagnostic species: Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus, Atriplex prostrata subsp. latifolia, Juncus gerardii, Plantago maritima, Puccinellia distans, Salicornia prostrata, Spergularia maritima, S. salina, Suaeda prostrata

Constant species: Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus, Puccinellia distans, Salicornia prostrata, Spergularia maritima, Suaeda prostrata

Source: Šumberová K. (2007): TBA Salicornion prostratae Géhu 1992. 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. 145.