Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBI01
Hyoscyamo nigri-Malvetum neglectae Aichinger 1933

Hyoscyamo nigri-Malvetum neglectae

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This community is dominated by the low-growing prostrate herb Malva neglecta and is mainly found in villages and agricultural farms, especially in places disturbed by domestic fowl, but it also occurs at the edges of some towns. Soils are rich in nutrients. This vegetation type usually occurs in sunny places, but also tolerates slightly shaded habitats. Its phenological optimum is in summer. In the Czech Republic it is distributed in lowland areas.

Orig. (Aichinger 1933): Hyoscyamus niger-Malva neglecta-Assoziation

Syn.: Malvetum neglectae Felföldy 1942, Daturo stramonii-Malvetum neglectae Lohmeyer in Tüxen 1950, Urtico urentis-Malvetum neglectae Lohmeyer in Tüxen 1950

Diagnostic species: Anthemis cotula, Malva neglecta, Mercurialis annua. Sisymbrium officinale, Urtica urens

Constant species: Capsella bursa-pastoris. Chenopodium album agg., Lolium perenne, Malva neglecta, Plantago major. Polygonum aviculare agg., Urtica urens

Dominant species: Malva neglecta, Polygonum aviculare agg.

Formal definition: Malva neglecta cover > 15 % NOT Group Arctium tomentosum NOT Group Cirsium arvense

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBI01 Hyoscyamo nigri-Malvetum neglectae Aichinger 1933. 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. 176-178.