Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KBC02
Rubetum idaei Kaiser 1926

Rubetum idaei

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This community is dominated by Rubus idaeus, but other Rubus species as well as Betula pendula or Sambucus racemosa are also frequent. It is common from the colline to the montane belt, occurring on soils of various nutrient status from oligotrophic to eutrophic. It is a secondary vegetation type of clearings and canopy openings of beech, fir and acidophilous oak forests.

Nomen conservandum propositum

Orig. (Kaiser 1926): Rubus idaeus Ass.

Syn.: Rubetum Malinowski et Dziubałtowski 1914 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Rubetum idaei Gams 1927, Rubus-Gebüsch mit Senecio- und Cirsium-Arten Pfeiffer 1936, Rubo idaei-Fragarietum vescae (Pfeiffer 1936) Sissingh in Westhoff et al. 1946, Rubetum idaei Oberdorfer 1973, Rubo-Calamagrostietum epigeji Andresová 1979, Fragario-Rubetumidaei Passarge 1984

Diagnostic species: Rubus idaeus; Calamagrostis epigejos, Epilobium angustifolium

Constant species: Rubus fruticosus agg., R. idaeus; Calamagrostis epigejos, Epilobium angustifolium, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Rubus idaeus; Plagiomnium affine s. l.

Formal definition: (Rubus idaeus cover > 50 % AND Group Epilobium angustifolium) NOT Abies alba cover > 5 % NOT Betula pendula cover > 25 % NOT Fagus sylvatica cover > 5.% NOT Larix decidua cover > 5 % NOT Picea abies cover > 5 % NOT Pinus sylvestris cover > 5 % NOT Sambucus nigra cover > 25.% NOT Sambucus racemosa cover > 25 %

Source: Petřík P. (2013): KBC02 Rubetum idaei Kaiser 1926. 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. 115-118.