Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class KC
Roso pendulinae-Pinetea mugo Theurillat in Theurillat et al. 1995
Subalpine krummholz vegetation

KCA Pinion mugo

This class includes Pinus mugo scrub on mineral soils in the subalpine belt of the Hercynic mountain ranges of central Europe, Alps, Carpathians, Apennines, and the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula. Its species composition varies depending on whether it occurs over acidic or calcareous soils and as a result of different phytogeographical history of individual mountain ranges.

Orig. (Theurillat et al. 1995): Roso pendulinae-Pinetea mugo Theurillat cl. nov.

Diagnostic and constant species: see alliance Pinion mugo

Source: Chytrý M. (2013): KC Roso pendulinae-Pinetea mugo Theurillat in Theurillat et al. 1995. 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. 157-158.