Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XDF
Rumicion alpini Scharfetter 1938

Rumicion alpini includes vegetation of nutrient-demanding tall forbs in the montane to alpine belt. It originates through initial trampling and nutrient input, e.g. on mountain pastures, and subsequent abandonment. Soils are mesic to wet. Most stands are species-poor and monodominant. This vegetation type is native in high mountains of central Europe, but in the lower Hercynic ranges such as the Sudeten range of the Czech Republic it was introduced by settlers coming from the Alps in the 16th and 17th century.

Orig. (Scharfetter 1938): Rumicion alpini

Syn.: Rumicion alpini Rübel 1933 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Rumicion alpini Rübel ex Klika in Klika et Hadač 1944, Chenopodion subalpinum Br.-Bl. 1947

Diagnostické a konstantní druhy: viz asociaci Rumicetum alpini

Source: Kočí M. (2009): XDF Rumicion alpini Scharfetter 1938. 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. 375-376.