Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBC02
Myriophylletum alterniflori Chouard 1924

Myriophylletum alterniflori

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This association includes stands of Myriophyllum alterniflorum, a submerged aquatic macrophyte occurring in oligo-mesotrophic to dystrophic streams with clear water. In contrast to the association Ranunculetum fluitantis, it is confined to lentic sections of streams with sandy to gravelly bottoms, at depths of 10–60(–100) cm. In the Czech Republic Myriophylletum alterniflori occurs only in the upper and middle Vltava river in southern Bohemia.

Orig. (Chouard 1924): Association a Myriophyllum alterniflorum

Syn.: Myriophylletum alterniflori Steusloff 1939, Myriophyllo-Littorelletum Jeschke 1959 p. p., áCallitricho hamulatae-Myriophylletum alterniflori (Steusloff 1939) Weber-Oldecop 1967 p. p.á, Myriophyllo alterniflori-Callitrichetum brutiae Cirujano et al. 1986 p. p.á, Myriophyllo alterniflori-Potametum trichoidis Velayos et al. 1989 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Batrachium aquatile s. l. (B. peltatum), Callitriche hamulata, Myriophyllum alterniflorum, Potamogeton perfoliatus

Constant species: Batrachium aquatile s. l. (B. peltatum), Myriophyllum alterniflorum

Dominant species: Batrachium aquatile s. l. (B. peltatum), Callitriche hamulata, Myriophyllum alterniflorum

Formal definition: Myriophyllum alterniflorum cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBC02 Myriophylletum alterniflori Chouard 1924. 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. 215-218.