Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MAB01
Centunculo minimi-Anthoceretum punctati Koch ex Libbert 1932

Centunculo minimi-Anthoceretum punctati

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This association includes open low-growing stands of moisture-demanding annual herbs on acidic, nutrient-poor soils. It is an endangered vegetation type, which has significantly declined during the 20th century due to application of fertilizers, liming and succession on abandoned land. The last time stands of this vegetation type were recorded in the Vlašim region of central Bohemia and the Třeboň region of southern Bohemia in the 1990s.

Orig. (Libbert 1932): Centunculo-Anthoceretum punctati. (Walo Koch 1926.) (Centunculus minimus)

Syn.: Centunculo-Anthoceretum punctati Koch 1926 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Hyperico humifusi-Spergularietum rubrae Wójcik 1968 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Aphanes australis, Arnoseris minima, Centunculus minimus, Hypericum humifusum, Illecebrum verticillatum, Juncus bufonius, J. capitatus, Radiola linoides

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg., Anthemis arvensis. Apera spica-venti. Aphanes australis. Arnoseris minima. Bidens tripartita. Carex hirta, Centunculus minimus, Cerastium holosteoides subsp. triviale. Gnaphalium uliginosum. Holcus mollis. Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Hypericum humifusum, Illecebrum verticillatum, Juncus bufonius, J. capitatus. Mentha arvensis. Persicaria hydropiper. P. lapathifolia. Radiola linoides. Rumex acetosella. Spergula arvensis. Trifolium repens. Vicia angustifolia. V. tetrasperma

Dominant species: –

Formal definition: Group Centunculus minimus NOT Group Aphanes arvensis NOT Group Cirsium arvense NOT Group Isolepis setacea

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MAB01 Centunculo minimi-Anthoceretum punctati Koch ex Libbert 1932. 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. 330-333.