Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TFE01
Festuco-Veronicetum dillenii Oberdorfer 1957

Festuco-Veronicetum dillenii

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This is a vegetation type of open swards with Veronica dillenii, V. verna and some other vernal therophytes adapted to dry and acidic soils. It occurs in small patches near rock outcrops, at sites influenced by soil erosion, and in disturbed places within acidophilous dry grasslands. It occurs most frequently in warm, dry colline landscapes of the Bohemian Massif in central Bohemia and western Moravia. It is also rarely found in the moderately cool areas where it is confined to well-insolated rocky slopes of river valleys.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Festuco-Veronicetum dillenii ass. nov. (F. duriuscula ~ F. pallens, Festuca ovina coll.)

Syn: Gageo saxatilis-Veronicetum dillenii (Oberdorfer 1957) Korneck 1974, Gageo bohemicae-Veronicetum dillenii Korneck 1975, Allio montani-Veronicetum vernae (Oberdorfer 1957) Korneck 1975, Veronico dillenii-Galietum pedemontani Eliáš 1980

Diagnostic species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Erophila spathulata, Erophila verna, Gagea bohemica, Myosotis stricta, Scleranthus perennis, Sedum sexangulare, Veronica dillenii, V. verna; Ceratodon purpureus, Parmelia conspersa, P. pulla, Polytrichum piliferum

Constant species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Erophila verna, Gagea bohemica, Hieracium pilosella, Myosotis stricta, Potentilla arenaria, Rumex acetosella, Scleranthus perennis, Sedum sexangulare, Veronica dillenii, V. verna; Ceratodon purpureus, Polytrichum piliferum

Dominant species: Erophila verna, Potentilla arenaria; Ceratodon purpureus, Polytrichum piliferum

Formal definition: Group Gagea bohemica NOT Group Corynephorus canescens NOT Aira praecox cover > 25 % NOT Corynephorus canescens cover > 5 % NOT Vulpia myuros cover > 25 %

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): TFE01 Festuco-Veronicetum dillenii Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 356-359.