Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCB10
Buniadetum orientalis Fijałkowski ex Láníková in Chytrý 2009

Buniadetum orientalis

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This community type is dominated by Bunias orientalis, a biennial to perennial herb, which is a neophyte of Asian origin. It is capable of effective dispersal through generative propagules, though it can also form large clonal stands. It develops on disturbed sites along roads and railways, in abandoned fields and meadows or in industrial zones. Soils can be moderately wet to dry, with an intermediate nutrient status and often with high proportion of stones. In the Czech Republic this vegetation is spreading in lowland and colline areas.

Syn.: Buniadetum orientalis Fijałkowski 1978 prov. (§ 3b)

Diagnostic species: Bunias orientalis

Constant species: Arrhenatherum elatius. Artemisia vulgaris, Bunias orientalis, Elytrigia repens. Galium aparine. Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Bunias orientalis; Brachythecium rutabulum

Formal definition: Bunias orientalis cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCB10 Buniadetum orientalis Fijałkowski ex Láníková in Chytrý 2009. 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. 254-256.