Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCA08
Equisetetum fluviatilis Nowiński 1930

Equisetetum fluviatilis

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This association includes open stands of Equisetum fluviatile occurring mainly in shallow, mesotrophic still wetland habitats such as fishpond margins with accumulation of organic muddy sediment. Water depths are usually 30–70 cm, but this vegetation type can also develop in permanently wet but not inundated habitats such as depressions in meadows, brook alluvia or around springs. It does not tolerate complete substrate desiccation. In the Czech Republic this association occurs mainly in cool colline and submontane areas with acidic bedrock.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Nowiński 1930): Equisetetum heleocharis .Equisetum heleocharis = E. fluviatile)

Syn.: Equisetetum limosae Steffen 1931

Diagnostic species: Equisetum fluviatile

Constant species: Equisetum fluviatile

Dominant species: Equisetum fluviatile

Formal definition: Equisetum fluviatile cover > 25 % NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Group Cirsium oleraceum NOT Carex acuta cover > 50 % NOT Carex diandra cover > 25 % NOT Carex lasiocarpa cover > 25 % NOT Cicuta virosa cover > 25 % NOT Cirsium rivulare cover > 25 % NOT Filipendula ulmaria cover > 25 % NOT Glyceria maxima cover > 25 % NOT Lysimachia vulgaris cover > 25 % NOT Phragmites australis cover > 25 % NOT Schoenoplectus lacustris cover > 25 % NOT Sparganium erectum cover > 25 % NOT Typha angustifolia cover > 25 % NOT Typha latifolia cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCA08 Equisetetum fluviatilis Nowiński 1930. 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. 420-423.