Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association THB01
Poo badensis-Festucetum pallentis Klika 1931 corr. Zólyomi 1966

Poo badensis-Festucetum pallentis

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The association Poo-Festucetum pallentis includes open, low-growing dry grasslands with Festuca pallens, occurring on south-facing limestone outcrops in the Pavlovské vrchy hills in southern Moravia.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Klika 1931b): Festuca glauca-Poa badensis-Assoziation (Festuca glauca ~ F. pallens)

Diagnostic species: Acinos arvensis, Allium flavum, Alyssum montanum, Artemisia campestris, Asperula cynanchica, Campanula sibirica, Carex humilis, Centaurea stoebe, Dorycnium pentaphyllum s. l. (D. germanicum), Echium vulgare, Erysimum durum s. l., Festuca pallens, Fumana procumbens, Galium glaucum, Globularia bisnagarica, Iris humilis subsp. arenaria, I. pumila, Jovibarba globifera subsp. hirta, Medicago prostrata, Melica ciliata, Minuartia setacea, Poa badensis, Potentilla arenaria, Pseudolysimachion spicatum, Sanguisorba minor, Scorzonera austriaca, Sedum album, Seseli hippomarathrum, S. osseum, Sesleria caerulea, Stachys recta, Stipa capillata, Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma, Teucrium montanum, Thymus praecox

Constant species: Acinos arvensis, Allium flavum, Alyssum montanum, Artemisia campestris, Asperula cynanchica, Carex humilis, Centaurea stoebe, Dorycnium pentaphyllum s. l. (D. germanicum), Echium vulgare, Euphorbia cyparissias, Festuca pallens, Galium glaucum, Jovibarba globifera subsp. hirta, Koeleria macrantha, Melica ciliata, Minuartia setacea, Poa badensis, Potentilla arenaria, Pseudolysimachion spicatum, Sanguisorba minor, Scabiosa ochroleuca, Scorzonera austriaca, Sedum album, Seseli hippomarathrum, Seseli osseum, Stachys recta, Stipa capillata, Teucrium montanum, Thymus praecox

Dominant species: Potentilla arenaria

Formal definition: Group Festuca pallens AND Group Poa badensis NOT Sesleria caerulea cover > 25 %

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): THB01 Poo badensis-Festucetum pallentis Klika 1931 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. 396-398.