Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBB05
Potametum perfoliati Miljan 1933

Potametum perfoliati

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This vegetation type is dominated by submerged species Potamogeton perfoliatus. It occurs in mesotrophic to eutrophic rivers, rarely also in flooded sand and loam pits, at water depths of 50–200 cm. In the past it was also recorded in some fishponds. It is typical of early stages of terrestrialization, which are characterized by a mineral bottom with stones and gravel. In the Czech Republic this is a rare vegetation type, occurring mainly in some sections of the Labe, Vltava and Ohře rivers.

Orig. (Miljan 1933): Potametum perfoliati

Syn.: Potametum perfoliato-crispi Bellot 1951 p. p., Potametum pectinato-perfoliati den Hartog et Segal 1964 p. p., Potametum perfoliati Passarge 1964, Potametum perfoliato-lucentis Blaženčić et Blaženčić 1989 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Potamogeton perfoliatus

Constant species: Potamogeton perfoliatus

Dominant species: Potamogeton perfoliatus

Formal definition: Potamogeton perfoliatus cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBB05 Potametum perfoliati Miljan 1933. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 3. Vodní a mokřadní vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 152-155.