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Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDE09
Asteretum lanceolati Holzner et al. 1978

Asteretum lanceolati

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This association is formed of herbaceous stands dominated by species of the genus Aster of North American origin, namely A. lanceolatus and A. novi-belgii. They occur on ruderal sites in human settlements, e.g. on building rubble, dumping sites, along fences, on roadsides or in unmown grasslands. Often they are found in fringes of floodplain forests and on banks of streams and shores of fishponds. Relevés with invasive Aster species are available mainly from southern Moravia, although this vegetation type occurs in other areas of the Czech Republic as well.

Orig. (Holzner et al. 1978): Asteretum .Aster lanceolatus)

Syn.: Impatienti-Solidaginetum Moor 1958 p. min. p. (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Calystegio-Asteretum lanceolati (Holzner et al. 1978) Passarge 1993

Diagnostic species: Aster novi-belgii s. l., Calystegia sepium

Constant species: Aster novi-belgii s. l., Cirsium arvense. Elytrigia repens. Urtica dioica; Brachythecium rutabulum. Eurhynchium hians

Dominant species: Aster novi-belgii s. l., Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Aster.novi-belgii s. l. > 25 % NOT Solidago canadensis cover > 25 % NOT Solidago gigantea cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XDE09 Asteretum lanceolati Holzner et al. 1978. 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. 370-372.