Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XEA
Fragarion vescae Tüxen ex von Rochow 1951

This alliance represents initial stages of secondary succession on disturbed forest sites. It is herbaceous vegetation composed of both low and tall graminoids and dicots. Early successional stages are characterized by low-growing herbs, while in more advanced stages tall clonal herbs become common. It occurs mainly on nutrient-poor bedrock across the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Fragarion vescae Tx. 1950

Syn.: Atropion bellae-donnae Aichinger 1933 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Epilobion angustifolii Rübel 1933 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Epilobion angustifolii Soó 1933 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Carici piluliferae-Epilobion angustifolii Tüxen 1950 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Fragarion vescae Tüxen 1950 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Epilobion angustifolii Tüxen ex Oberdorfer 1957, Rumici-Avenellion flexuosae Passarge 1984 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Avenella flexuosa. Calamagrostis epigejos. Digitalis purpurea, Epilobium angustifolium, Rubus idaeus. Senecio sylvaticus

Constant species: Agrostis capillaris. Avenella flexuosa. Calamagrostis epigejos. Epilobium angustifolium, Rubus idaeus, Senecio nemorensis agg., Vaccinium myrtillus. Polytrichastrum formosum

Source: Petřík P., Sádlo J. & Neuhäuslová Z. (2009): XEA Fragarion vescae Tüxen ex von Rochow 1951. 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, p. 382.