Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association LCB01
Quercetum pubescenti-roboris (Zólyomi 1957) Michalko et Dľatko 1965

Quercetum pubescenti-roboris

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This association includes forests of Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg. and in places also Acer campestre, Fraxinus excelsior, Q. robur, and other mesophilous species. The shrub and herb layers are usually well developed and species-rich. These forests occur mostly in warm and dry hilly landscapes in the Western Carpathian foothills. They are confined to deep soils developed on calcareous flysch or less often Neogene sediments, often covered by loess. These soils are characterized by clay migration within the soil profile. In the Czech Republic this Pannonian association occurs only in southern Moravia.

Orig. (Michalko & Dľatko 1965): Quercetum pubescentis-roboris

Syn.: Aceri tatarici-Quercetum pubescenti-roboris Zólyomi 1957 (§ 34c), Corno-Quercetum Máthé et Kovács 1962 p. p. (§ 36, nomen ambiguum rejiciendum propositum), Aceri tatarici-Quercetum sensu auct. non Zólyomi 1957 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Acer campestre, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Crataegus monogyna s. l., Euonymus verrucosus, Ligustrum vulgare, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Rosa spinosissima, Sorbus domestica, S. torminalis, Ulmus minor, Viburnum lantana; Allium scorodoprasum, Anemone ranunculoides, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Bromus benekenii, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Carex michelii, C. montana, C. muricata agg., Clematis vitalba, Convallaria majalis, Corydalis pumila, Dictamnus albus, Fragaria moschata, Hypericum hirsutum, Inula salicina, Iris graminea, I. variegata, Lathyrus niger, Melica uniflora, Melittis melissophyllum, Origanum vulgare, Peucedanum alsaticum, Pulmonaria mollis, Silene vulgaris, Valeriana stolonifera, Verbascum chaixii subsp. austriacum, Vinca minor, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Viola hirta, V. mirabilis

Constant species: Acer campestre, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Crataegus monogyna s. l., Euonymus verrucosus, Fraxinus excelsior, Ligustrum vulgare, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Sorbus torminalis, Viburnum lantana; Brachypodium pinnatum, B. sylvaticum, Buglossoides purpurocaerulea, Carex michelii, C. muricata agg., Convallaria majalis, Dactylis glomerata, Dictamnus albus, Fragaria moschata, Geum urbanum, Inula salicina, Iris variegata, Melica uniflora, Melittis melissophyllum, Origanum vulgare, Poa nemoralis, Silene vulgaris, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Viola hirta

Dominant species: Fraxinus excelsior, Quercus petraea agg., Q. pubescens agg., Q. robur; Convallaria majalis

Formal definition: (Quercus petraea agg. cover > 10 % OR Quercus pubescens agg. cover > 10 % OR Quercus robur cover > 10 %) AND Group Buglossoides purpurocaerulea AND Group Iris variegata NOT Group Viscaria vulgaris

Source: Roleček J. (2013): LCB01 Quercetum pubescenti-roboris (Zólyomi 1957) Michalko et Dľatko 1965. 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. 316-319.