Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCA06
Glycerio-Sparganietum neglecti Koch 1926

Glycerio-Sparganietum neglecti

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Marshes dominated by Sparganium erectum occur in shallow, mesotrophic to eutrophic still water bodies in an advanced stage of terrestrialization, e.g. in fishpond littoral zones, pits, alluvial pools, flooded depressions in fields and meadows, and ditches and channels with slowly running water, as well as lentic sections on lower river courses. The water is usually 10–60 cm deep, but the habitat can dry out for short periods in summer. Stands of this association are usually of limited extent. They occur in lowland and colline areas across the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Koch 1926): Glycerieto-Sparganietum neglecti .Glyceria aquatica = G. maxima. G. fluitans. G. plicata = G. notata. Sparganium ramosum subsp. neglectum = S. erectum subsp. neglectum)

Syn.: Sparganietum ramosi Roll 1938, Sparganietum erecti Zutshi 1975

Diagnostic species: Sparganium erectum

Constant species: Lemna minor, Sparganium erectum

Dominant species: Lemna minor, Sparganium erectum

Formal definition: Sparganium erectum cover > 25 % NOT Typha latifolia cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCA06 Glycerio-Sparganietum neglecti Koch 1926. 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. 413-417.