Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance TEE
Euphorbio cyparissiae-Callunion vulgaris Schubert ex Passarge in Scamoni 1963

The alliance Euphorbio-Callunion typifies vegetation of dry heathlands dominated by Calluna vulgaris occurring on acidic and nutrient-poor soils in lowland and colline landscapes characterized by low rainfall. Often they are in contact with dry grasslands and contain some steppe species. Drought-adapted mosses and lichens are common in the stands. The range of this alliance includes drier areas in lowlands of eastern Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia.

Orig. (Passarge in Scamoni 1963: 164–216): Euphorbio-Callunion Schubert 60 (Euphorbia cyparissias, Calluna vulgaris)

Syn.: Calluno-Arctostaphylion Tüxen et Preising in Preising 1949 (§ 1, cyklostylovaná publikace; § 2b, nomen nudum), Euphorbio-Callunion Schubert 1960 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Euphorbio-Callunion Schubert ex Passarge 1964

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Euphorbio cyparissiae-Callunetum vulgaris

Source: Chytrý M. & Härtel H. (2007): TEE Euphorbio cyparissiae-Callunion vulgaris Schubert ex Passarge in Scamoni 1963. 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. 307-308.