Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XEA03
Rubo idaei-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae Fajmonová 1986

Rubo idaei-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae

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This association includes grasslands with Calamagrostis arundinacea in forest clearings, at edges of screes and on rocky slopes. It replaces different types of beech, oak, oak-hornbeam and ravine forests on rocks of intermediate nutrient status. During succession on deforested sites the stage with Calamagrostis arundinacea can persist for a long time. In the Czech Republic this association occurs mainly at middle altitudes, although it can rarely develop in the subalpine belt.

Orig. (Fajmonová 1986): Rubo idaei-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae assoc. nova

Syn.: Calamagrostis-Digitalis grandiflora-Gesellschaft Oberdorfer 1957 (§ 3d), Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Digitalietum grandiflorae Oberdorfer 1978 (§ 31, younger homonym: non Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Digitalietum ambiguae Sillinger 1933), Epilobio angustifolii-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae (©marda ex ©marda et al. 1971) Kliment 1995

Diagnostic species: Atropa bella-donna. Calamagrostis arundinacea. C. epigejos. Epilobium angustifolium. Melica nutans. Rubus idaeus. Senecio sylvaticus. Viola riviniana

Constant species: Betula pendula. Anemone nemorosa. Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis arundinacea, C. epigejos, Epilobium angustifolium. Luzula luzuloides. Melica nutans. Moehringia trinervia. Oxalis acetosella. Poa nemoralis. Rubus fruticosus agg., R. idaeus, Senecio nemorensis agg., S. sylvaticus. Urtica dioica. Veronica officinalis. Viola riviniana; Polytrichastrum formosum

Dominant species: Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis arundinacea, C. epigejos, Oxalis acetosella, Poa nemoralis, Rubus idaeus

Formal definition: Calamagrostis arundinacea cover > 25 % AND Group Epilobium angustifolium NOT Group Veratrum lobelianum

Source: Petřík P., Neuhäuslová Z. & Sádlo J. (2009): XEA03 Rubo idaei-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae Fajmonová 1986. 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. 388-390.