Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XBJ
Salsolion ruthenicae Philippi 1971

Salsolion ruthenicae includes species-poor vegetation with annual species, among which are many neophytes. It forms initial successional stages on sunny sites with nutrient-poor, well drained sandy or gravelly soils, occasionally with elevated salt content. This vegetation type is most common in central Asian semi-deserts, which is the area of origin of several neophytes occurring on disturbed sandy sites in subcontinental areas of Europe.

Orig. (Philippi 1971): Salsolion ruthenicae-Verband

Syn.: Bromion tectorum Soó 1940 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Bromo-Corispermenion Knapp 1971 (§ 2b, nomen nudum, suballiance), Conyzo-Bromion tectorum Passarge 1978, Conyzo-Senecionion viscosi Eliáš 1986

Diagnostic species: Amaranthus albus. Anthemis ruthenica. Bromus tectorum, Chenopodium botrys, C. glaucum. Conyza canadensis. Corynephorus canescens. Filago minima. Lepidium densiflorum. Microrrhinum minus. Oenothera biennis s. l., Plantago arenaria, Salsola kali subsp. rosacea, Senecio viscosus, Setaria viridis, Sisymbrium altissimum, Verbascum phlomoides

Constant species: Chenopodium botrys. Conyza canadensis. Senecio viscosus. Sisymbrium altissimum

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBJ Salsolion ruthenicae Philippi 1971. 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. 186-187.