Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBK03
Eragrostio poaeoidis-Panicetum capillaris Mititelu et &350;tephan 1988

Eragrostio poaeoidis-Panicetum capillaris

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This vegetation type is dominated by Panicum capillare, a neophytic grass of North American origin. It is typical of railway tracks and roadsides. Phenological optimum of this vegetation is in August and September. In the Czech Republic this vegetation was sampled only in Brno, but it was also observed in some other cities of warm and moderately warm areas.

Orig. (Mititelu & &350;tephan 1988): Eragrostio (poaeoidis)-Panicetum capillaris nov. ass.

Syn.: Panicetum capillaris Eliáš 1979 prov. (§ 3b), Panicetum capillaris Mititelu et Roman 1988 (fantom)

Diagnostic species: Amaranthus retroflexus, Atriplex tatarica, Berteroa incana, Bromus tectorum, Carduus acanthoides, Conyza canadensis, Digitaria sanguinalis, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Lepidium ruderale, Lolium perenne. Medicago lupulina, Panicum capillare, Persicaria mitis. Rumex patientia, Setaria verticillata, S. viridis, Sinapis arvensis; Bryum argenteum

Constant species: Amaranthus retroflexus, Arrhenatherum elatius. Atriplex tatarica. Berteroa incana. Bromus tectorum. Chenopodium album agg., Convolvulus arvensis, Conyza canadensis, Digitaria sanguinalis. Diplotaxis tenuifolia. Elytrigia repens. Lepidium ruderale. Lolium perenne. Medicago lupulina, Panicum capillare, Plantago major. Poa pratensis s. l., Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. aviculare s. str.), Setaria verticillata, S. viridis, Sinapis arvensis. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia; Bryum argenteum

Dominant species: Panicum capillare

Formal definition: Panicum capillare cover > 5 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBK03 Eragrostio poaeoidis-Panicetum capillaris Mititelu et &350;tephan 1988. 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. 200-202.