Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCB02
Berteroetum incanae Sissingh et Tideman ex Sissingh 1950

Berteroetum incanae

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This community, dominated by the biennial or short-living perennial herb Berteroa incana, develops on dry and warm sites with well drained soils, which often contain a high proportion of sand, gravel or stones. It is found in railway stations, along roads, bases of walls and fences and in quarries and mining areas. In the Czech Republic it occurs mainly in warmer areas.

Orig. (Sissingh 1950): Berteroetum incanae Sissingh et Tideman 1946

Syn.: Berteroetum incanae Sissingh et Tideman in Westhoff et al. 1946 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic species: Berteroa incana, Cardaria draba. Carduus acanthoides. Cichorium intybus. Convolvulus arvensis. Conyza canadensis. Daucus carota. Digitaria sanguinalis. Echium vulgare. Erigeron annuus agg., Linaria vulgaris. Melilotus albus. Reseda lutea. Rumex thyrsiflorus

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. collina), Artemisia vulgaris, Berteroa incana, Carduus acanthoides, Convolvulus arvensis, Conyza canadensis. Daucus carota. Echium vulgare. Linaria vulgaris. Lolium perenne. Medicago lupulina. Melilotus albus. Poa compressa. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Tripleurospermum inodorum; Brachythecium rutabulum. Bryum argenteum. Ceratodon purpureus

Dominant species: Berteroa incana

Formal definition: Berteroa incana cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCB02 Berteroetum incanae Sissingh et Tideman ex Sissingh 1950. 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. 231-234.