Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TCB01
Scorzonero parviflorae-Juncetum gerardii (Wenzl 1934) Wendelberger 1943

Scorzonero parviflorae-Juncetum gerardii

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This saline grassland is dominated by Juncus gerardii or some other halophytes. It is the richest in halophytes of all the Czech saline grasslands. It was formerly found in shallow depressions around mineral springs or on the margins of saline water bodies in southern Moravia. Today its last remnants exist in moist places near villages.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Wendelberger 1943): Juncus Gerardi-Scorzonera parviflora-Ass. (Wenzl 1934) Wendelberger 1943

Syn.: Juncetum gerardii Wenzl 1934 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Taraxaco bessarabici-Caricetum distantis Wendelberger 1943 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic species: Achillea asplenifolia, Agrostis stolonifera, Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus, Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l., Carex distans, C. otrubae, Cirsium brachycephalum, C. canum, Eleocharis uniglumis, Juncus compressus, J. gerardii, Lotus tenuis, Lythrum virgatum, Melilotus dentatus, Odontites vernus, Orchis palustris, Phragmites australis, Plantago maritima, P. uliginosa, Potentilla anserina, P. reptans, Puccinellia distans, Pulegium vulgare, Pulicaria vulgaris, Scorzonera parviflora, Senecio erraticus, Tetragonolobus maritimus, Trifolium fragiferum

Constant species: Agrostis stolonifera, Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l., Carex distans, Cirsium canum, Eleocharis uniglumis, Juncus gerardii, Lotus tenuis, Melilotus dentatus, Odontites vernus, Phragmites australis, Plantago uliginosa, Poa trivialis, Potentilla anserina, P. reptans, Pulegium vulgare, Ranunculus repens, Scorzonera parviflora, Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Tetragonolobus maritimus, Trifolium fragiferum

Dominant species: Carex distans, C. otrubae, Deschampsia cespitosa, Juncus gerardii, Lotus tenuis, Potentilla anserina, Scorzonera parviflora

Formal definition: Group Scorzonera parviflora NOT Group Carex otrubae NOT Salicornia prostrata cover > 25 % NOT Suaeda prostrata cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2007): TCB01 Scorzonero parviflorae-Juncetum gerardii (Wenzl 1934) Wendelberger 1943. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 157-159.