Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KAA01
Salicetum triandrae Malcuit 1929

Salicetum triandrae

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The association Salicetum triandrae is dominated by Salix triandra or S. viminalis. Frequently found but with a lower cover are also S. euxina and S. purpurea. Although S. euxina is potentially tree, it is often shrubby or low-growing in this vegetation due to frequent disturbances by the current. This vegetation occurs on loamy or sandy sediments along rivers from lowlands to the altitudes of about 450 m. The original composition of the herb layer has been strongly altered due to the spread of invasive neophytes.

Orig. (Malcuit 1929): Association Salix triandra

Syn.: Salicetum triandro-viminalis Tüxen et Lohmeyer 1950, Salicetum triandrae Noirfalise in Lebrun et al. 1955, Salicetum triandro-viminalis Lohmeyer ex Moor 1958, Polygono hydropiperis-Salicetum triandrae Kevey in Borhidi et Kevey 1996

Diagnostic species: Salix euxina, S. purpurea, S. triandra, S. viminalis; Calystegia sepium, Chaerophyllum bulbosum, Phalaris arundinacea, Silene baccifera

Constant species: Salix euxina, S. triandra, S. viminalis; Aegopodium podagraria, Calystegia sepium, Galium aparine, Phalaris arundinacea, Poa trivialis, Symphytum officinale,.Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Salix alba, S. euxina, S. purpurea, S. triandra, S. viminalis; Galium aparine, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: (Salix triandra cover > 25 % OR Salix viminalis cover > 25 %) NOT Group Caltha palustris

Source: Neuhäuslová Z. & Douda J. (2013): KAA01 Salicetum triandrae Malcuit 1929. 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. 48-50.