Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association LBC01
Galio odorati-Fagetum sylvaticae Sougnez et Thill 1959

Galio odorati-Fagetum sylvaticae

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The association Galio-Fagetum includes mesic forests dominated by Fagus sylvatica, which occur on cambisols over various types of bedrock. Their herb layer includes particularly forest generalists, but also some nutrient-demanding species of wet soils, as well as acidophytes, depending on local soil conditions. They are common across the Czech Republic in submontane and montane areas.

Nomen mutatum propositum et nomen conservandum propositum (against Dentario bulbiferae-Fagetum Mikyška 1939 a Festuco altissimae-Fagetum Schlüter in Grüneberg et Schlüter 1957; Willner et

Orig. (Sougnez & Thill 1959): Asperulo-Fagetum (Asperula odorata = Galium odoratum, Fagus sylvatica)

Syn.: Dentario bulbiferae-Fagetum Mikyška 1939 (potential correct name), Dentario bulbiferae-Fagetum Hartmann 1953 (§ 31, younger homonym, non: Dentario bulbiferae-Fagetum Mikyška 1939), Festuco altissimae-Fagetum Schlüter in Grüneberg et Schlüter 1957 (potential correct name), Dentario enneaphylli-Fagetum Oberdorfer ex W. Matuszkiewicz et A. Matuszkiewicz 1960 p. p., Tilio cordatae-Fagetum Mráz 1960 p. p., Dentario glandulosae-Fagetum W. Matuszkiewicz ex Guzikowa et Kornaś 1969 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Fagus sylvatica; Dentaria bulbifera, Galium odoratum, Mycelis muralis, Viola reichenbachiana

Constant species: Fagus sylvatica; Athyrium filix-femina, Dentaria bulbifera, Dryopteris filix-mas, Galium odoratum, Mycelis muralis, Oxalis acetosella, Poa nemoralis, Senecio nemorensis agg., Viola reichenbachiana

Dominant species: Fagus sylvatica; Galium odoratum, Melica uniflora, Oxalis acetosella

Formal definition: Fagus sylvatica cover > 50 % AND Group Galium odoratum NOT Group Carex pilosa NOT Group Cephalanthera damasonium NOT Group Mercurialis perennis NOT Carex pilosa cover > 25 %

Source: Hédl R. (2013): LBC01 Galio odorati-Fagetum sylvaticae Sougnez et Thill 1959. 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. 245-249.