Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VCB02
Magno-Charetum hispidae Corillion 1957

Magno-Charetum hispidae

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This vegetation type, dominated by Chara hispida, occurs in small unmanaged or less intensively managed fishponds and flooded sand or loam pits. It has also been documented from a natural habitat of pools within a calcareous fen complex near Lysá nad Labem. It grows in water with a higher concentration of calcium than typical of other stonewort associations. This association has been so far recorded at a few sites in warm lowlands of northern and central Bohemia.

Orig. (Corillion 1957): Magnocharetum hispidae

Syn.: Charo-Tolypelletum glomeratae Corillion 1957 p. p. (§ 25), Charetum hispidae sensu auct. non Corillion 1957 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Chara hispida

Constant species: Chara hispida

Dominant species: Chara hispida

Formal definition: Chara hispida cover > 25 % NOT Batrachium aquatile s. l. cover > 25 % NOT Typha angustifolia cover > 25 % NOT Utricularia vulgaris cover > 25 %

Source: ©umberová K., Hrivnák R., Rydlo J. & O»aheµová H. (2011): VCB02 Magno-Charetum hispidae Corillion 1957. 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. 260-262.