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Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBD05
Ranunculetum baudotii Hocquette 1927

Ranunculetum baudotii

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This vegetation type is dominated by Batrachium baudotii, an aquatic macrophyte with both submerged and natant leaves. It occurs in eutrophic water bodies, often with a high salt concentration, which are well insolated and dry out in summer. In the Czech Republic, this is a rare community, which has been recorded only in small fishponds and shallow periodic wetlands and channels in the warm areas of southernmost Moravia.

Orig. (Hocquette 1927): Association à Ranunculus Baudotii (Ranunculus baudotii = Batrachium baudotii)

Syn.: Batrachietum baudotii Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952

Diagnostic species: Batrachium baudotii

Constant species: Alisma lanceolatum. Alopecurus aequalis, Batrachium baudotii, Butomus umbellatus. Lemna minor. Limosella aquatica. Lythrum salicaria. Persicaria amphibia. Ranunculus sceleratus. Rorippa sylvestris. Rumex crispus

Dominant species: Batrachium baudotii

Formal definition: Batrachium baudotii cover > 25 % NOT Batrachium rionii cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBD05 Ranunculetum baudotii Hocquette 1927. 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. 238-241.