Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance KAC
Salicion albae de So 1951

The alliance Salicion albae comprises open willow and willow-poplar riparian forests dominated by the arborescent species Salix alba and .. euxina as well as their hybrid and in places also Populus nigra. In some places in southern Moravia these stands contain an admixture of P. alba, and occasionally also Fraxinus angustifolia. This vegetation type occurs on deep loamy alluvial soils, usually on sites that are better protected from disturbances by the current than the sites of the Salicion triandrae alliance. They also develop as stages of secondary succession on abandoned flooded meadows and in other wet habitats in the floodplains.

Orig. (de So 1951): Salicion albae So emend.

Syn.: Salicion albae So 1930 ( 2b, nomen nudum), Alno-Ulmion Br.-Bl. et Txen ex Tchou 1948 p. p., Salicion albae Mller et Grs 1958, Salicion albae Txen ex Moor 1958

Diagnostic species: Populus nigra, Salix alba, S. euxina, S. purpurea, S. triandra, S. viminalis; Calystegia sepium, Galium aparine, Glechoma hederacea agg. (G. hederacea s. str.), Humulus lupulus, Iris pseudacorus, Lamium maculatum, Phalaris arundinacea, Rumex obtusifolius, Symphytum officinale, Urtica dioica

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

Source: Neuhuslov Z. & Douda J. (2013): KAC Salicion albae de So 1951. In: Chytr M. (ed.), Vegetace esk republiky. 4. Lesn a kovinn vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 63-64.