Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MAB02
Junco tenageiae-Radioletum linoidis Pietsch 1963

Junco tenageiae-Radioletum linoidis

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This association includes open low-growing stands of wetland annual herbs. It was recorded on sandy substrates in fishpond margins and on the bottoms of fish storage ponds. The diagnostic species of this vegetation unit require a constantly wet substrate at least until the time of flowering, and sometimes the habitat is flooded by shallow water. This association was probably always rare in the Czech Republic, but it retreated from most of its historical localities (especially in the Třeboň Basin) due to eutrophication and intensification of fishpond management. Both historical and recent localities are concentrated in southern Bohemia.

Orig. (Pietsch 1963): Junco tenageiae-Radioletum Pietsch 1961 (Radiola linoides)

Syn.: Elatino alsinastri-Juncetum tenageiae Libbert 1932 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Junco tenageiae-Radioletum Pietsch 1961 ms. (§ 1)

Diagnostic species: Alopecurus aequalis. Bidens tripartita. Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l., Eleocharis ovata, Gypsophila muralis, Isolepis setacea, Juncus bufonius. J. capitatus, J. tenageia, Peplis portula, Potentilla norvegica, Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum, Spergularia rubra, Tillaea aquatica, Trifolium hybridum. Veronica scutellata

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

Dominant species: Bidens tripartita. Eleocharis ovata, Gnaphalium uliginosum, Illecebrum verticillatum. Isolepis setacea, Juncus bufonius, Peplis portula. Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum, Trifolium arvense

Formal definition: Group Isolepis setacea NOT Group Eleocharis ovata NOT Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l. cover > 25 % NOT Eleocharis acicularis cover > 50 % NOT Littorella uniflora cover > 5 % NOT Ranunculus flammula cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MAB02 Junco tenageiae-Radioletum linoidis Pietsch 1963. 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. 333-336.