Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association LBF03
Arunco dioici-Aceretum pseudoplatani Moor 1952

Arunco dioici-Aceretum pseudoplatani

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Arunco-Aceretum comprises forests of Acer pseudoplatanus and Fagus sylvatica with a herb layer containing the tall forbs Aruncus dioicus and Lunaria rediviva and various nutrient- and moisture-demanding forest herbs. These forests occur especially on the lower part of steep slopes, especially in shaded ravines. This association occurs across a broad range of altitudes, with most occurrences between 300 and 900 m.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Moor 1952): Arunco-Aceretum (Aruncus sylvestris = A. dioicus, Acer platanoides: jen ve dvou z deseti snímků originální diagnózy, jednou jako semenáč, A. pseudoplatanus: ve všech snímcích originální diagnózy, často s velkou pokryvností)

Syn.: Lunario-Aceretum Schlüter in Grüneberg et Schlüter 1957, Tilio platyphylli-Abietetum Husová 1968 lunarietosum Husová 1968, Querco roboris-Aceretum Husová 1968 lunarietosum Husová 1968, Daphno mezerei-Aceretum pseudoplatani Jeník et al. 1980

Diagnostic species: Acer pseudoplatanus, Ulmus glabra; Aruncus dioicus, Dryopteris filix-mas, Galeobdolon luteum agg., Lunaria rediviva, Mercurialis perennis, Polystichum aculeatum

Constant species: Acer pseudoplatanus, Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus excelsior, Ulmus glabra; Asarum europaeum, Athyrium filix-femina, Dryopteris filix-mas, Galeobdolon luteum agg., Galium odoratum, Geranium robertianum, Impatiens noli-tangere, Lunaria rediviva, Mercurialis perennis, Oxalis acetosella, Senecio nemorensis agg., Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Abies alba, Acer pseudoplatanus, Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus excelsior, Ulmus glabra; Aruncus dioicus, Galeobdolon luteum agg., Lunaria rediviva, Mercurialis perennis, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: (Abies alba cover > 25 % OR Acer pseudoplatanus cover > 5 % OR Fagus sylvatica cover > 5 % OR Fraxinus excelsior cover > 5 % OR Tilia cordata cover > 5 % OR Tilia platyphyllos cover > 5 % OR Ulmus glabra cover > 5 %) AND (Aruncus dioicus cover > 5 % OR Lunaria rediviva cover > 5 %) NOT Alnus glutinosa cover > 5 % NOT Alnus incana cover > 5 % NOT Picea abies cover > 50 %

Source: Hédl R. (2013): LBF03 Arunco dioici-Aceretum pseudoplatani Moor 1952. 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. 289-292.