Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBI03
Polygono arenastri-Chenopodietum muralis Mucina 1987

Polygono arenastri-Chenopodietum muralis

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This community with Chenopodium murale occurs in villages and cities of warm lowland areas. Typical habitats include sunny sites along the bases of walls, on building rubble, sites near refuse dumps or compost heaps in villages and farms, and bases of tree trunks in city alleys. Soils are rich in nutrients. The vegetation develops in mid-summer. In the Czech Republic Chenopodium murale is a very rare, critically endangered species, and the same is true of this association.

Orig. (Mucina 1987b): Polygono arenastri-Chenopodietum muralis

Syn.: Chenopodietum muralis Slavnić 1951 (§ 31, younger homonym: non Chenopodietum muralis Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1936)

Diagnostic species: Chenopodium murale, Malva neglecta, Sonchus oleraceus, Urtica urens

Constant species: Amaranthus retroflexus. Capsella bursa-pastoris. Chenopodium album agg., C. ficifolium, C. murale, Lepidium ruderale, Malva neglecta, Plantago major. Sisymbrium officinale. Solanum nigrum s. l., Sonchus oleraceus, Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Tripleurospermum inodorum, Urtica urens

Dominant species: Chenopodium murale, Urtica urens

Formal definition: Chenopodium murale cover > 5 % NOT Group Chenopodium glaucum

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBI03 Polygono arenastri-Chenopodietum muralis Mucina 1987. 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. 180-182.