Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XAA03
Poo annuae-Coronopodetum squamati Gutte 1966

Poo annuae-Coronopodetum squamati

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This rare community of trampled habitats with the endangered annual herb Coronopus squamatus occurs on nutrient-rich and often slightly saline soils in farmyards and areas where poultry is allowed to run free in rural areas. In the Czech Republic it occurs scarcely in lowland and colline landscapes.

Orig. (Gutte 1966): Poa annua-Coronopus squamatus-Ass., Poo-Coronopetum squamati (Oberd. 57) ass. nov.

Syn.: Lolio-Plantaginetum majoris Beger 1930 coronopodetosum squamati Oberdorfer 1957, Coronopodo-Matricarietum Sissingh 1969, Coronopodo-Polygonetum avicularis Oberdorfer 1971

Diagnostic species: Chenopodium glaucum, Coronopus squamatus, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. arenastrum), Puccinellia distans

Constant species: Chenopodium glaucum, Coronopus squamatus, Lolium perenne. Plantago major. Poa annua, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. arenastrum)

Dominant species: Coronopus squamatus, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. arenastrum)

Formal definition: Coronopus squamatus cover > 5 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XAA03 Poo annuae-Coronopodetum squamati Gutte 1966. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 52-54.