Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance LCB
Aceri tatarici-Quercion Zólyomi 1957

The alliance Aceri tatarici-Quercion includes thermophilous oak forests on base-rich soils in continental areas of east-central and eastern Europe. In the forest-steppe zone of the Ukraine and Russia, these forests are dominated by Quercus robur, but in central Europe also Q. cerris, Q. petraea agg. and Q. pubescens agg. are common constituents of the tree layer. Their herb layer includes a higher number of continental species than in other oak forests, while Submediterranean species are less common. In the Czech Republic this alliance only occurs on gentle slopes or flatland in the dry area of southern Moravia.

Orig. (Zólyomi 1957): Aceri (tatarici)-Quercion

Diagnostic species: Acer campestre, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Crataegus monogyna s. l., Euonymus verrucosus, Ligustrum vulgare, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Q. robur, Rosa spinosissima, Sorbus domestica, S. torminalis, Viburnum lantana; Ajuga genevensis, Anemone ranunculoides, Anthericum ramosum, Asparagus officinalis, Asperula tinctoria, Astragalus glycyphyllos, Betonica officinalis, Brachypodium pinnatum, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Bupleurum falcatum, Carex fritschii, C. michelii, C. muricata agg., Clematis vitalba, Clinopodium vulgare, Convallaria majalis, Corydalis pumila, Dactylis glomerata, Dictamnus albus, Festuca amethystina, F. heterophylla, F. ovina, Fragaria moschata, Galium boreale subsp. boreale, Genista tinctoria, Geranium sanguineum, Inula salicina, Iris graminea, I. variegata, Laserpitium prutenicum, Melampyrum cristatum, M. pratense, Melica uniflora, Melittis melissophyllum, Origanum vulgare, Peucedanum alsaticum, P. oreoselinum, Platanthera chlorantha, Polygonatum odoratum, Potentilla alba, Pulmonaria angustifolia, P. mollis, Ranunculus polyanthemos, Serratula tinctoria, Silene nutans, S. vulgaris, Solidago virgaurea, Teucrium chamaedrys, Trifolium alpestre, Valeriana stolonifera, Verbascum chaixii subsp. austriacum, Vicia cassubica, Vinca minor, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Viola mirabilis

Constant species: Acer campestre, Ligustrum vulgare, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Q. robur; Betonica officinalis, Brachypodium pinnatum, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Carex michelii, Clinopodium vulgare, Convallaria majalis, Dactylis glomerata, Dictamnus albus, Festuca ovina, Fragaria moschata, Geranium sanguineum, Hypericum perforatum, Iris variegata, Polygonatum odoratum, Serratula tinctoria, Silene vulgaris, Trifolium alpestre, Veronica chamaedrys agg., Vincetoxicum hirundinaria

Source: Roleèek J. (2013): LCB Aceri tatarici-Quercion Zólyomi 1957. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace Èeské republiky. 4. Lesní a køovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 314-316.