Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KAB01
Salicetum elaeagno-purpureae Sillinger 1933

Salicetum elaeagno-purpureae

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This willow-scrub association of gravelly river beds is characterized by Salix elaeagnos, in places also S. daphnoides. Most stands are co-dominated by S. purpurea. It occurs on gravel beds of streams in the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains and their foothills in north-eastern Moravia. The best developed stands occur along the Morávka river, but this association can also be found along the Ostravice, Čeladenka, Kopytná and other streams in that region.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Sillinger 1933): Salicetum incano-purpureae (Salix incana = S. elaeagnos)

Diagnostic species: Alnus glutinosa, A. incana,.Salix daphnoides, S. elaeagnos, S. euxina, S. purpurea; Cardamine flexuosa, Centaurea phrygia agg., Echium vulgare, Epilobium dodonaei, Erigeron annuus agg., Impatiens glandulifera, Medicago lupulina, Melilotus albus, Oenothera biennis s. l., Orobanche flava, Petasites hybridus, P. kablikianus, Poa compressa, Silene dioica, S. vulgaris, Solidago canadensis, Stachys sylvatica, Tanacetum vulgare, Tussilago farfara, Verbascum nigrum

Constant species: Alnus glutinosa, A. incana, Salix elaeagnos, S. purpurea; Agrostis stolonifera, Daucus carota, Echium vulgare, Erigeron annuus agg., Geranium robertianum, Impatiens parviflora, Medicago lupulina, Melilotus albus, Phalaris arundinacea, Poa compressa, Silene vulgaris, Solidago canadensis, Stachys sylvatica, Tanacetum vulgare, Taraxacum sect. Taraxacum, Tussilago farfara, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Salix elaeagnos, S. purpurea

Formal definition: Salix daphnoides cover > 25.% OR Salix elaeagnos cover > 25 % OR ((Salix daphnoides cover > 5 % OR Salix elaeagnos cover > 5 %) AND Salix purpurea cover > 5 %)

Source: Chytrý M. (2013): KAB01 Salicetum elaeagno-purpureae Sillinger 1933. 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. 55-57.