Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class AA
Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea Eggler ex Schubert 1960
Alpine heathlands

AAA Loiseleurio procumbentis-Vaccinion

The Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea comprises dwarf-shrub vegetation of the arctic tundra and the alpine belts of the boreal and temperate zones of Euroasia. It is usually dominated by species of the families Vacciniaceae, Ericaceae, Empetraceae and Diapensiaceae. Fruticose lichens are also common.

Orig. (Schubert 1960): Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea (Eggler 52 emend.)

Syn.: Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea Eggler 1952 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic and constant species: see alliance Loiseleurio procumbentis-Vaccinion

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): AA Loiseleurio-Vaccinietea Eggler ex Schubert 1960. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 65-66.