Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance LDA
Quercion roboris Malcuit 1929

In the broad concept of alliances of acidophilous oak forests that we accept here, Quercion roboris is the only alliance of the class Quercetea robori-petraeae in the Czech Republic. It includes species-poor forests of Quercus petraea agg. or Q. robur, in places mixed with Betula pendula or Pinus sylvestris on both dry and wet acidic soils. The moss layer is better developed than in most other deciduous forest types.

Orig. (Malcuit 1929): Quercion roboris

Syn.: Quercion robori-petraeae Br.-Bl. 1932, Genisto germanicae-Quercion Neuhäusl et Neuhäuslová-Novotná 1967

Diagnostic species: Betula pendula, Frangula alnus, Pinus sylvestris, Quercus petraea agg., Q. robur; Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis arundinacea, Convallaria majalis, Cytisus nigricans, Festuca ovina, Hieracium lachenalii, H. murorum, H. sabaudum s. l., Luzula luzuloides, Melampyrum pratense, Vaccinium myrtillus; Dicranum scoparium, Hypnum cupressiforme s. l., Leucobryum glaucum s. l., Polytrichum formosum

Constant species: Quercus petraea agg.; Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis arundinacea, Festuca ovina, Hieracium lachenalii, H. murorum, H. sabaudum s. l., Luzula luzuloides, Melampyrum pratense, Poa nemoralis, Vaccinium myrtillus; Dicranum scoparium, Hypnum cupressiforme s. l., Polytrichum formosum

Source: Roleček J. (2013): LDA Quercion roboris Malcuit 1929. 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. 351-352.