Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCA10
Phalarido arundinaceae-Bolboschoenetum laticarpi Passarge 1999 corr. Krumbiegel 2006

Phalarido arundinaceae-Bolboschoenetum laticarpi

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This association includes freshwater marshes dominated by Bolboschoenus laticarpus with an admixture of Phalaris arundinacea and some tall wetland graminoids. It is typical of large lowland rivers where it grows on gently sloping river banks, but also in oxbows, pools and channels. It is found in places with slowly running or still water, especially in places with fluctuating water table and periodic exposure of the bottom. In the Czech Republic this vegetation type has been documented mainly from the Labe river corridor, but it has been in decline in the past decades due to regulation of river flow.

Orig. (Passarge 1999): Phalarido-Bolboschoenetum maritimi .Phalaris arundinacea)

Diagnostic species: Bidens frondosa, Bolboschoenus laticarpus, Echinochloa crus-galli. Leersia oryzoides

Constant species: Bidens frondosa, Bolboschoenus laticarpus, Echinochloa crus-galli

Dominant species: Bolboschoenus laticarpus

Formal definition: Bolboschoenus laticarpus cover > 25 % AND (Group Bidens frondosa OR Group Calystegia sepium OR Group Carex acuta OR Group Iris pseudacorus OR Group Lysimachia vulgaris) NOT Glyceria maxima cover > 25 %

Source: Hroudová Z. (2011): MCA10 Phalarido arundinaceae-Bolboschoenetum laticarpi Passarge 1999 corr. Krumbiegel 2006. 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. 426-428.