Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCA01
Schoenoplectetum lacustris Chouard 1924

Schoenoplectetum lacustris

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This marsh is dominated by Schoenoplectus lacustris, a leafless species that forms sparse stands. It occurs in water depths of 40–60(–150) cm, i.e. deeper than is typical of other types of reed marshes. It often forms a discontinuous zone between the open water and littoral reed vegetation dominated by other species. Schoenoplectetum lacustris occurs in mesotrophic to slightly eutrophic wetlands, usually with a small proportion of organic sediment on the bottom, and often in recently disturbed or newly created water bodies. It is scattered across lowland and colline areas of the Czech Republic.

Nomen mutatum propositum et nomen conservandum propositum (against Scirpo lacustris-Glycerietum aquaticae Allorge 1921)

Orig. (Chouard 1924): Association à Scirpus lacustris .Scirpus lacustris = Schoenoplectus lacustris)

Syn.: Scirpo lacustris-Glycerietum aquaticae Allorge 1921 (potential correct name), Scirpo-Phragmitetum Koch 1926 p. p. (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Schoenoplectetum lacustris Eggler 1933, Scirpetum lacustris Schmale 1939

Diagnostic species: Schoenoplectus lacustris

Constant species: Schoenoplectus lacustris

Dominant species: Schoenoplectus lacustris

Formal definition: Schoenoplectus lacustris cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCA01 Schoenoplectetum lacustris Chouard 1924. 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. 394-397.