Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VDB03
Limosello aquaticae-Eleocharitetum acicularis Wendelberger-Zelinka 1952

Limosello aquaticae-Eleocharitetum acicularis

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This association includes low-growing, species-poor vegetation dominated by Eleocharis acicularis. It occurs in shallow, seasonally desiccating water bodies such as in the littoral zones of lakes, fishponds and water reservoirs, fish storage ponds, ponds in sand pits, oxbows and littoral zones of large rivers. The water in these habitats is usually mesotrophic to slightly eutrophic and bottoms are sandy or gravelly. This vegetation type occurs in various fishpond areas of the Czech Republic, being most common in southern Bohemia and the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands.

Nomen mutatum propositum et nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Wendelberger-Zelinka 1952): Heleocharis acicularis-Limosella aquatica-Ass. (Heleocharis acicularis = Eleocharis acicularis)

Diagnostic species: Eleocharis acicularis

Constant species: Eleocharis acicularis

Dominant species: Eleocharis acicularis

Formal definition: Eleocharis acicularis cover > 50 % NOT Alisma plantago-aquatica cover > 25 % NOT Glyceria maxima cover > 25 % NOT Juncus bulbosus cover > 25 % NOT Littorella uniflora cover > 5 % NOT Potamogeton natans cover > 25 % NOT Ranunculus flammula cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VDB03 Limosello aquaticae-Eleocharitetum acicularis Wendelberger-Zelinka 1952. 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. 289-293.