Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class KA
Salicetea purpureae Moor 1958
Riparian willow scrub and willow-poplar forests

KAA Salicion triandrae

KAB Salicion elaeagno-daphnoidis

KAC Salicion albae

The class Salicetea purpureae comprises Euro-Siberian azonal communities of willow scrub and willow or willow-poplar forests occurring along stream banks and on regularly inundated floodplain sites. The herb layer consists of a group of floodplain species typical of both open habitats and the herb layer of woody vegetation; usually it does not contain forest specialists.

Orig. (Moor 1958): Salicetea purpureae Moor 1958

Syn.: Salici purpureae-Populetea nigrae Rivas-Martínez et Cantó ex Rivas-Martínez et al. 2001

Diagnostic species: Salix alba, S. elaeagnos, S. euxina, S. purpurea, S. triandra, S. viminalis; Aegopodium podagraria, Calystegia sepium, Carduus crispus, Chaerophyllum bulbosum, Elymus caninus, Galium aparine, Glechoma hederacea agg. (G. hederacea s. str.), Humulus lupulus, Lamium maculatum, Myosoton aquaticum, Phalaris arundinacea, Poa trivialis, Rumex obtusifolius, Solanum dulcamara, Symphytum officinale, Urtica dioica

Constant species: Salix euxina; Aegopodium podagraria, Calystegia sepium, Galium aparine, Glechoma hederacea agg. (G. hederacea s. str.), Lamium maculatum, Phalaris arundinacea, Poa trivialis, Urtica dioica

Source: Neuhäuslová Z. & Douda J. (2013): KA Salicetea purpureae Moor 1958. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 4. Lesní a křovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 45-47.