Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBJ02
Bromo tectorum-Corispermetum leptopteri Sissingh et Westhoff ex Sissingh 1950 corr. Dengler 2000

Bromo tectorum-Corispermetum leptopteri

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This vegetation type is dominated by Salsola kali subsp. rosacea. In Germany it has been repeatedly reported to form mixed stands with Corispermum leptopterum, but in the Czech Republic these two species have not been found to co-occur. Stands of Salsola kali subsp. rosacea represent initial stages of secondary succession on dry, nutrient-poor substrates, which occasionally contain high salt concentrations. In the Czech Republic they occur rarely, being confined to spoil heaps and anthropogenic dross substrates.

Orig. (Sissingh 1950): Bromus tectorum-Corispermum hyssopifolium-associatie (Kruseman 1941) Sissingh et Westhoff 1946

Syn.: Bromo tectorum-Corispermetum hyssopifolii Sissingh et Westhoff in Westhoff et al. 1946 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Corispermetum Berger-Landefeld et Sukopp 1965, Salsoletum ruthenicae Philippi 1971 prov., Salsolo ruthenicae-Corispermetum leptopteri (Sissingh 1950) Korneck 1974, Amarantho-Salsoletum ruthenicae Passarge 1988

Diagnostic species: Chenopodium botrys, C. glaucum. Conyza canadensis. Epilobium collinum. Oenothera biennis s. l., Salsola kali subsp. rosacea, Senecio viscosus, Sisymbrium altissimum, Verbascum phlomoides

Constant species: Calamagrostis epigejos. Chenopodium album agg., C. botrys, C. glaucum. Conyza canadensis, Salsola kali subsp. rosacea, Senecio viscosus, Sisymbrium altissimum

Dominant species: Chenopodium botrys, Salsola kali subsp. rosacea, Senecio viscosus

Formal definition: Corispermum leptopterum cover > 5 % OR Salsola kali subsp. rosacea cover > 5 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBJ02 Bromo tectorum-Corispermetum leptopteri Sissingh et Westhoff ex Sissingh 1950 corr. Dengler 2000. 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. 190-192.