Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KBC01
Ribeso alpini-Rosetum pendulinae Sádlo in Kolbek et al. 2003

Ribeso alpini-Rosetum pendulinae

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This association includes small-scale shrubby stands of Ribes alpinum and/or Rosa pendulina, rarely also R. majalis, often with Lonicera nigra or L. xylosteum, the former at lower and the latter at higher altitudes. It occurs in colline to montane forested landscapes on steep rocky or talus slopes, where the development of forest canopy is prevented by the absence of continuous soil cover. It is also found as a stage of secondary succession after forest disturbance. It occurs over a broad range of acidic and calcareous bedrock types.

Orig. (Kolbek et al. 2003a): Ribeso alpini-Rosetum pendulinae Sádlo ass. nova

Diagnostic species: Lonicera nigra, L. xylosteum,.Ribes alpinum, Rosa pendulina; Polypodium vulgare agg. (predominantly P. vulgare s. str.)

Constant species: Lonicera xylosteum, Ribes alpinum, Sorbus aucuparia; Calamagrostis arundinacea, Dryopteris filix-mas, Impatiens parviflora, Polypodium vulgare agg. (predominantly P. vulgare s. str.)

Dominant species: Ribes alpinum, Rosa pendulina

Formal definition: (Ribes alpinum cover > 25 % OR Rosa majalis cover > 5 % OR Rosa pendulina cover > 25 %) NOT Group Veratrum lobelianum NOT Calamagrostis arundinacea cover > 25 % NOT Picea abies cover > 25 % NOT Tilia cordata cover > 25 % NOT Tilia platyphyllos cover > 25 %

Source: Sádlo J. & Chytrý M. (2013): KBC01 Ribeso alpini-Rosetum pendulinae Sádlo in Kolbek et al. 2003. 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. 113-115.