Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KBE01
Chelidonio majoris-Robinietum pseudoacaciae Jurko 1963

Chelidonio majoris-Robinietum pseudoacaciae

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Chelidonio-Robinietum is an association of mesic woodlands dominated by Robinia pseudoacacia. Sambucus nigra usually occurs in the shrub layer. The herb layer is dominated by tall nutrient-demanding species, as well as species of the herb layer of the original native forest types. This association occurs in habitats of former ravine forests, oak-hornbeam forests and mesic types of thermophilous oak forests, both in forested and agricultural landscapes as well as in human settlements. While many stands were planted for wood production or erosion protection, others established spontaneously, either generatively or vegetatively.

Orig. (Jurko 1963): Chelidonio-Robinietum ass. nova (Chelidonium majus, Robinia pseudoacacia)

Syn.: Impatienti parviflorae-Robinietum pseudoacaciae Sofron 1967

Diagnostic species: Ribes uva-crispa, Robinia pseudoacacia, Sambucus nigra; Chaerophyllum temulum, Chelidonium majus, Geum urbanum

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

Dominant species: Robinia pseudoacacia, Rubus fruticosus agg., Sambucus nigra; Anthriscus sylvestris, Chelidonium majus, Galium aparine, Urtica dioica; Brachythecium rutabulum

Formal definition: Robinia pseudoacacia cover > 25.% AND (Anthriscus cerefolium cover > 25 % OR Anthriscus sylvestris cover > 25 % OR Chelidonium majus cover > 25 % OR Urtica dioica cover > 5 % OR Group Alliaria petiolata OR Group Urtica dioica) NOT Acer pseudoplatanus cover > 25.% NOT Alnus glutinosa cover > 25 % NOT Arrhenatherum elatius cover > 25 % NOT Betula pendula cover > 5 % NOT Calamagrostis epigejos cover > 5 % NOT Fraxinus excelsior cover > 25 % NOT Melica transsilvanica cover > 5 % NOT Pinus nigra cover > 25 % NOT Pinus sylvestris cover > 25 % NOT Poa nemoralis cover > 25 % NOT Poa pratensis agg..cover > 25 % NOT Populus tremula cover > 5 % NOT Quercus petraea agg. cover > 25 %

Source: Vítková M. (2013): KBE01 Chelidonio majoris-Robinietum pseudoacaciae Jurko 1963. 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. 138-141.