Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBI04
Malvo neglectae-Chenopodietum vulvariae Gutte 1972

Malvo neglectae-Chenopodietum vulvariae

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This is a low-growing, species-poor vegetation type dominated by Chenopodium vulvaria, which is accompanied by species adapted to trampling. It is confined to those places in villages and towns that are enriched in nutrients by dung-water input, such as near sunny bases of walls or tree trunks in settlements or in city lawns used for dog walking. Soils are usually base-rich. The phenological optimum of this vegetation type is in mid-summer and early autum. It occurs in warm lowland areas of the Czech Republic.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Gutte 1972): Chenopodio vulvariae-Malvetum neglectae Gutte 69

Syn.: Chenopodio vulvariae-Malvetum neglectae Gutte 1966 (fantom), Chenopodio vulvariae-Malvetum neglectae Gutte 1969 ms. (§ 1), Chenopodietum vulvariae Gutte et A. Pyšek 1976

Diagnostic species: Chenopodium vulvaria, Malva neglecta. Polygonum aviculare agg.

Constant species: Chenopodium album agg., C. vulvaria, Lolium perenne. Malva neglecta. Plantago major. Poa annua, Polygonum aviculare agg., Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia; Bryum argenteum

Dominant species: Chenopodium vulvaria, Polygonum aviculare agg.

Formal definition: Chenopodium vulvaria cover > 5 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBI04 Malvo neglectae-Chenopodietum vulvariae Gutte 1972. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a suťová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 182-185.