Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TEA01
Festuco supinae-Nardetum strictae ©marda 1950

Festuco supinae-Nardetum strictae

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This species-poor community dominated by Nardus stricta occurs in the high mountain ranges, mostly at deforested sites below the timberline. It is confined to acidic, nutrient-poor soils, often on convex landforms. In the past these stands were occasionally mown but not fertilized. Vegetation change and forest succession after abandonment in secondary habitats is very slow. This vegetation type occurs in the Krkonoąe, Orlické hory, Hrubý Jeseník and ©umava Mountains.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (©marda 1950): Asociace: Nardus stricta-Festuca supina

Syn.: Nardus stricta-Lycopodium alpinum Gesellschaft Preising 1953, Lycopodio alpini-Nardetum Preising ex Oberdorfer 1957, Solidagini-Nardetum Krahulec in Krahulec et al. 1997

Diagnostic species: Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa, Hieracium alpinum agg., Homogyne alpina, Hypochaeris uniflora, Nardus stricta, Potentilla aurea, Pulsatilla alpina subsp. austriaca, Solidago virgaurea, Trientalis europaea, Vaccinium myrtillus; Ptilidium ciliare

Constant species: Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l. (predominantly A. alpinum), Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Calamagrostis villosa, Hieracium alpinum agg., Homogyne alpina, Luzula campestris agg., Nardus stricta, Potentilla erecta, Solidago virgaurea, Trientalis europaea, Vaccinium myrtillus; Pleurozium schreberi

Dominant species: Avenella flexuosa, Nardus stricta

Formal definition: Nardus stricta cover > 25 % AND Group Trientalis europaea NOT Group Festuca supina NOT Group Ligusticum mutellina NOT Group Potentilla aurea

Source: Krahulec F. (2007): TEA01 Festuco supinae-Nardetum strictae ©marda 1950. 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. 284-286.