Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VCB01
Charetum globularis Zutshi ex ©umberová, Hrivnák, Rydlo et O»aheµová in Chytrý 2011

Charetum globularis

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This association is dominated by Chara globularis, a stonewort species with a broad ecological range. It occurs mainly in man-made water bodies such as fishponds with less intensive management, sand pits and fish storage ponds, usually in water less than 50 cm deep. It has been documented in different parts of the Czech Republic, mainly at low altitudes.

Syn.: Charetum fragilis Corillion 1957 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Charetum fragilis Fijałkowski 1960 prov. (§ 3b), Charetum globularis Zutshi 1975 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), basisgemeenschap van Chara globularis [Charetea fragilis] Schaminée et al. 1988 (§ 3c), Charetum globularis Schaminée et al. 1988 (fantom)

Diagnostic species: Chara globularis

Constant species: Chara globularis

Dominant species: Chara globularis

Formal definition: Chara globularis cover > 25 % NOT Alisma.gramineum cover > 25 % NOT Eleocharis palustris agg. cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton natans cover > 25 % NOT Typha angustifolia cover > 25 %

Source: ©umberová K., Hrivnák R., Rydlo J. & O»aheµová H. (2011): VCB01 Charetum globularis Zutshi ex ©umberová, Hrivnák, Rydlo et O»aheµová in Chytrý 2011. 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. 257-260.