Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KBC04
Senecioni fuchsii-Coryletum avellanae Passarge 1979

Senecioni fuchsii-Coryletum avellanae

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Senecioni-Coryletum is dominated by Corylus avellana, which is accompanied by fast-growing pioneer trees and shrubs such as Populus tremula, Salix caprea and Sorbus aucuparia. The herb layer contains species of mesic forests and forest clearings, ranging from acidophytes to nitrophytes. This association occurs at altitudes of 300–700 m on poorly weathering bedrock types such as gneiss and granite. It occurs in habitats of disturbed forests, such as clearings, canopy openings and forest road edges, but it is also found in open agricultural landscapes. Most stands replace beech, fir, oak-hornbeam and acidophilous oak and ravine forests.

Orig. (Passarge 1979): Senecioni-Coryletum avellanae ass. nov. (Senecio fuchsii = S. ovatus)

Syn.: Rubo-Coryletum avellanae Oberdorfer 1957 (§ 37, nomen dubium), Carici brizoidis-Coryletum Weber 1999

Diagnostic species: Corylus avellana, Lonicera xylosteum, Rhamnus cathartica, Salix caprea, Sambucus racemosa; Asarum europaeum, Dryopteris filix-mas, Epilobium montanum, Hepatica nobilis, Impatiens noli-tangere, Knautia maxima, Melica nutans, Mercurialis perennis, Senecio nemorensis agg. (predominantly S. ovatus)

Constant species: Corylus avellana, Picea abies, Rubus idaeus; Aegopodium podagraria, Asarum europaeum, Athyrium filix-femina, Dryopteris filix-mas, Epilobium montanum, Fragaria vesca, Galeobdolon luteum agg., Geranium robertianum, Hepatica nobilis, Impatiens noli-tangere, Melica nutans, Mercurialis perennis, Oxalis acetosella, Poa nemoralis, Pulmonaria officinalis agg., Senecio nemorensis agg. (predominantly S. ovatus), Stellaria holostea, Urtica dioica; Hypnum cupressiforme s. l.

Dominant species: Corylus avellana, Impatiens noli-tangere, Mercurialis perennis

Formal definition: Corylus avellana cover > 25.% AND Group Oxalis acetosella NOT Abies alba cover > 25 % NOT Acer pseudoplatanus cover > 25 % NOT Alnus glutinosa cover > 25 % NOT Carpinus betulus cover > 25 % NOT Fagus sylvatica cover > 25 % NOT Fraxinus excelsior cover > 25.% NOT Picea abies cover > 25 % NOT Pinus sylvestris cover > 25 % NOT Quercus petraea agg. cover > 25 % NOT Quercus robur cover > 25 % NOT Tilia cordata cover > 25 % NOT Tilia platyphyllos cover > 25.% NOT Ulmus glabra cover > 25 %

Source: Sádlo J. & Chytrý M. (2013): KBC04 Senecioni fuchsii-Coryletum avellanae Passarge 1979. 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. 120-123.