Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association THA02
Seselio ossei-Festucetum pallentis Klika 1933 corr. Zólyomi 1966

Seselio ossei-Festucetum pallentis

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The Seselio-Festucetum pallentis comprises open grasslands of Festuca pallens and other drought-adapted thermophilous species on outcrops of limestone or base-rich siliceous rocks. It is found on the volcanic hills of northern Bohemia and the valleys of the Berounka and Vltava rivers in central Bohemia.

Nomen inversum propositum et nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Klika 1933): Festuca glauca-Seseli glaucum-Assoziation (Festuca glauca ~ F. pallens, Seseli glaucum ~ S. osseum)

Syn: Asperulo glaucae-Festucetum pallentis Preis in Klika 1939 corr. Kolbek in Moravec et al. 1995, Alysso montani-Potentilletum arenariae Preis 1939, Alysso montani-Potentilletum arenariae Preis 1939, Potentillo arenariae-Festucetum pallentis Kolbek in Moravec et al. 1983

Diagnostic species: Allium senescens subsp. montanum, Alyssum montanum, Anthericum liliago, Artemisia campestris, Asperula cynanchica, Asplenium septentrionale, Aurinia saxatilis subsp. arduini, Biscutella laevigata, Centaurea stoebe, Erysimum crepidifolium, Festuca pallens, Hieracium cymosum, Jovibarba globifera subsp. globifera, Lactuca perennis, Potentilla arenaria, Pulsatilla pratensis subsp. bohemica, Seseli osseum, Stachys recta, Thymus praecox, Verbascum lychnitis; Polytrichum piliferum

Constant species: Allium senescens subsp. montanum, Anthericum liliago, Artemisia campestris, Asperula cynanchica, Centaurea stoebe, Dianthus carthusianorum s. l. (D. carthusianorum s. str.), Euphorbia cyparissias, Festuca pallens, Hieracium pilosella, Koeleria macrantha, Lactuca perennis, Potentilla arenaria, Pulsatilla pratensis subsp. bohemica, Scabiosa ochroleuca, Seseli osseum, Stachys recta, Thymus praecox, Verbascum lychnitis; Ceratodon purpureus, Polytrichum piliferum

Dominant species: Festuca pallens

Formal definition: Group Festuca pallens AND Group Lactuca perennis AND Festuca pallens cover > 5 %

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): THA02 Seselio ossei-Festucetum pallentis Klika 1933 corr. Zólyomi 1966. 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. 380-382.