Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KBC03
Senecioni fuchsii-Sambucetum racemosae Noirfalise ex Oberdorfer 1957

Senecioni fuchsii-Sambucetum racemosae

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This community is dominated by Sambucus racemosa, which is frequently accompanied by other pioneer woody plants such as Betula pendula or Salix caprea. Herb layer contains species of forest herb layers and clearings. It occurs on clearings of beech, fir or spruce forests, at forest edges and in canopy openings at middle and higher altitudes, especially above 500 m. In many cases this is a successional stage following after Rubetum idaei.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Senecioni (fuchsii)-Sambucetum (racemosi) Noirf. 1949 coll. (Senecio fuchsii = S. ovatus)

Syn.: Senecioni nemorensis-Sambucetum racemosae Noirfalise in Lebrun et al. 1949 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Sambuco racemosae-Rubetum rudis Tüxen et Neumann in Tüxen 1950 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Bryo argentei-Sambucetum racemosae Jehlík 1971, Sambucetum racemosae Oberdorfer 1973, Sambuco racemosae-Rubetum rudis Tüxen et Neumann ex Weber 1999

Diagnostic species: Rubus idaeus, Salix caprea,.Sambucus racemosa; Atropa bella-donna, Epilobium angustifolium

Constant species: Rubus fruticosus agg., R. idaeus, Salix caprea, Sambucus racemosa; Athyrium filix-femina, Calamagrostis epigejos, Dryopteris filix-mas, Epilobium angustifolium, Melica nutans, Poa nemoralis,.Senecio nemorensis agg. (predominantly S. ovatus), Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Rubus idaeus, Sambucus racemosa; Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Sambucus racemosa cover > 50.% NOT Abies alba cover > 25 % NOT Acer pseudoplatanus cover > 25 % NOT Larix decidua cover > 25 % NOT Picea abies cover > 25 % NOT Pinus sylvestris cover > 25 %

Source: Petřík P. & Neuhäuslová Z. (2013): KBC03 Senecioni fuchsii-Sambucetum racemosae Noirfalise ex Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 118-120.