Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class TG
Festucetea vaginatae Soó ex Vicherek 1972
Sandy steppes

TGA Festucion vaginatae

This class includes vegetation of sandy steppes distributed in the forest-steppe and steppe zones of the Pannonian region and eastern Europe. In contrast to the suboceanic sand grasslands of the class Koelerio-Corynephoretea, the communities of this class usually occur on base-rich sands and are richer in species.

Orig. (Vicherek 1972): Festucetea vaginatae Soó 1968 emend. Vicherek 1972

Syn.: Festucetea vaginatae Soó 1968 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Diantho serotini-Festucetum vaginatae

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): TG Festucetea vaginatae Soó ex Vicherek 1972. 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. 366-367.