Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class LD
Quercetea robori-petraeae Br.-Bl. et Tüxen ex Oberdorfer 1957
Acidophilous oak forests

LDA Quercion roboris

This class includes oak forests dominated by Quercus petraea agg. or Q. robur occurring on nutrient-poor acidic soils. The shrub layer is usually sparse and the herb layer species-poor, consisting of acidotolerant species. These forests occur either on shallow soils over poorly weathering acidic rocks or on deeper, leached soils in precipitation-rich areas.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Quercetea robori-petraeae Br.-Bl. et Tx. 43

Syn. Quercetea robori-sessiliflorae Br.-Bl. et Tüxen 1943 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic and constant species: see alliance Quercion roboris

Source: Roleček J. (2013): LD Quercetea robori-petraeae Br.-Bl. et Tüxen ex Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 347-351.