Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance KBE
Chelidonio majoris-Robinion pseudoacaciae Hadač et Sofron ex Vítková in Chytrý 2013 all. nova hoc loco

This alliance includes mesic groves of the North American neophyte Robinia pseudoacacia, which can reach a height of 25 m. Robinia is often the only species in the tree layer, but the shrub layer is usually well developed and can be rich in species. The herb layer is characterized by mesophilous nutrient-demanding ruderal species. In many places distinct synusiae of vernal geophytes and therophytes occur. This alliance is distributed across warm areas of central Europe. In the Czech Republic it occurs at altitudes below 480 m.

Syn.: Chelidonio-Robinion Hadač et Sofron 1980 (§ 3o)

Diagnostic species: Ribes uva-crispa, Robinia pseudoacacia, Rubus fruticosus agg.,.Sambucus nigra; Anthriscus sylvestris, Ballota nigra, Chaerophyllum temulum, Chelidonium majus, Fallopia dumetorum, Galium aparine, Geum urbanum, Impatiens parviflora, Poa nemoralis

Constant species: Robinia pseudoacacia, Rubus fruticosus agg., Sambucus nigra; Anthriscus sylvestris, Chelidonium majus, Galium aparine, Geum urbanum, Impatiens parviflora, Poa nemoralis, Urtica dioica

Source: Vítková M. (2013): KBE Chelidonio majoris-Robinion pseudoacaciae Hadač et Sofron ex Vítková in Chytrý 2013 all. nova hoc loco. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 4. Lesní a křovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, p. 137.