Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance KAB
Salicion elaeagno-daphnoidis (Moor 1958) Grass in Mucina et al. 1993

The alliance Salicion elaeagno-daphnoidis includes shrubby vegetation on gravel beds of montane to submontane braided rivers with fast-flowing water and frequent strong but short floods. It occurs mainly in the Alps and the Carpathians, while it is rare and often fragmentary in the Czech Republic. Dominant species are willows adapted to these habitats, namely Salix elaeagnos and in places also S. daphnoides, Myricaria germanica and in the Alps also Hippophaë rhamnoides.

Orig. (Grass in Mucina et al. 1993b: 44–59): Salicion eleagno-daphnoidis (Moor 1958) Grass nom. nov. (Salix eleagnos = S. elaeagnos)

Syn.: Salicion elaeagni sensu Moor 1958 non Aichinger 1933 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Alnus incana, Myricaria germanica, Salix daphnoides, S. elaeagnos, S. euxina, S. purpurea; Cardamine amara (excl. subsp. opicii), C. flexuosa, Centaurea phrygia agg., Chaerophyllum aromaticum, Daucus carota, Echium vulgare, Elymus caninus, Epilobium dodonaei, Erigeron annuus agg., Eupatorium cannabinum, Impatiens glandulifera, Knautia maxima, Medicago lupulina, Melilotus albus, Mentha longifolia, Orobanche flava, Petasites hybridus, P. kablikianus, Poa compressa, Reynoutria japonica, Silene dioica, S. vulgaris, Solidago canadensis, Stachys sylvatica, Tanacetum vulgare, Tussilago farfara, Verbascum nigrum

Constant species: Alnus incana, Salix elaeagnos, S. euxina, S. purpurea; Agrostis stolonifera, Daucus carota, Geranium robertianum, Medicago lupulina, Myosotis palustris agg., Petasites hybridus, Poa compressa, Tanacetum vulgare, Tussilago farfara, Urtica dioica

Source: Chytrý M. (2013): KAB Salicion elaeagno-daphnoidis (Moor 1958) Grass in Mucina et al. 1993. 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. 50-55.