Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance MAB
Radiolion linoidis Pietsch 1973

This vegetation type is most common in man-made habitats, especially wet fields, around persistent puddles on dirt roads, in sand pits, abandoned peat extraction sites, stone quarries and fishpond margins. Substrates are acidic and poor in nutrients. This vegetation requires a high amount of precipitation before, and possibly also during, the growing season of wetland annuals, therefore it is found mainly in the areas of western Europe that are influenced by oceanic climate. In central Europe this vegetation type is mainly found on wet sites in forested areas and near water bodies. In the Czech Republic, it occurs most frequently in the Třeboň basin of southern Bohemia, and scattered localities are also found in some other areas of the Bohemian Massif.

Orig. (Pietsch 1973a): Radiolion linoidis (Rivas Goday 1961) Pietsch 1965

Syn.: Nano-Cyperion flavescentis Koch 1926 p. p. (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Nano-Cyperion flavescentis Malcuit 1929 (§ 3f), Nano-Cyperion Libbert 1932 p. p. (§ 3f), Radiolion linoidis Rivas Goday 1961 (fantom), Radiolion linoidis Pietsch 1965 (fantom)

Diagnostic species: Alopecurus aequalis. Bidens tripartita. Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l. (predominantly B. yagara), Carex bohemica. Centunculus minimus. Eleocharis ovata. Gnaphalium uliginosum, Gypsophila muralis, Hypericum humifusum. Illecebrum verticillatum, Isolepis setacea, Juncus bufonius, J. capitatus, J. tenageia, Peplis portula, Potentilla norvegica, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum, Radiola linoides. Sagina procumbens. Spergularia rubra, Tillaea aquatica, Trifolium hybridum. Veronica scutellata

Constant species: Alopecurus aequalis. Bidens tripartita. Gypsophila muralis. Isolepis setacea. Juncus bufonius. Peplis portula. Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MAB Radiolion linoidis Pietsch 1973. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 3. Vodní a mokřadní vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 328-330.