Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association LCA01
Lathyro collini-Quercetum pubescentis Klika 1932 corr. Roleček in Chytrý 2013 hoc loco

Lathyro collini-Quercetum pubescentis

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This association includes open, low-growing woodlands dominated by Quercus pubescens agg. or Q. petraea agg. in central and northern Bohemia. In contrast to the next association, some easterly distributed species are missing and mesic forest species are more common. These forests occur on south-facing slopes over limestone in the Bohemian Karst and on basalt hills in the České středohoří, rarely also on calcareous Cretaceous sediments and base-rich metamorphic rocks in the hilly landscapes along the Labe river.

Nomen mutatum propositum et nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Klika 1932): As. Quercus lanuginosa-Lathyrus versicolor (Quercus lanuginosa = Q. pubescens, Lathyrus versicolor sensu auct. bohem. = L. pannonicus subsp. collinus)

Diagnostic species: Acer campestre, Berberis vulgaris, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Cotoneaster integerrimus, Ligustrum vulgare, Pyrus pyraster, Quercus pubescens agg., Sorbus aria agg., S. torminalis; Anthericum ramosum, Arabis hirsuta agg., Asperula tinctoria, Astragalus glycyphyllos, Betonica officinalis, Brachypodium pinnatum, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Bupleurum falcatum, Campanula bononiensis, C. trachelium, Carex humilis, C. montana, Centaurea triumfetti, Cephalanthera damasonium, Clematis recta, Crepis praemorsa, Dictamnus albus, Fourraea alpina, Galium glaucum, Geranium sanguineum, Hepatica nobilis, Inula conyzae, I. hirta, Lathyrus niger, L. pannonicus, L. vernus, Melampyrum cristatum, Melica picta, Melittis melissophyllum, Noccaea montana, Origanum vulgare, Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Securigera varia, Sesleria caerulea, Silene nemoralis, Tanacetum corymbosum, Teucrium chamaedrys, Trifolium alpestre, Viola hirta

Constant species: Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Cotoneaster integerrimus, Ligustrum vulgare, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Sorbus aria agg., S. torminalis; Anthericum ramosum, Asperula tinctoria, Astragalus glycyphyllos, Betonica officinalis, Brachypodium pinnatum, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Bupleurum falcatum, Campanula trachelium, Carex humilis, C. montana, Centaurea triumfetti, Clematis recta, Dictamnus albus, Euphorbia cyparissias, Fragaria viridis, Galium glaucum, Hepatica nobilis, Inula hirta, Lathyrus pannonicus, L. vernus, Lotus corniculatus, Melampyrum cristatum, Poa nemoralis, Polygonatum odoratum, Primula veris, Securigera varia, Stellaria holostea, Tanacetum corymbosum, Teucrium chamaedrys, Trifolium alpestre, Viola hirta

Dominant species: Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg.; Carex humilis

Formal definition: (Quercus petraea agg. cover > 10 % OR Quercus pubescens agg. cover > 10 % OR Quercus robur cover > 10 %) AND Group Buglossoides purpurocaerulea AND (Group Lactuca perennis OR Group Lathyrus pannonicus)

Source: Roleček J. (2013): LCA01 Lathyro collini-Quercetum pubescentis Klika 1932 corr. Roleček in Chytrý 2013 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, pp. 303-307.