Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance MCB
Meliloto dentati-Bolboschoenion maritimi Hroudová et al. 2009

This alliance includes inland continental brackish marshes of vernal pools or shallow water bodies dominated by Bolboschoenus maritimus. B. planiculmis and Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani. It occurs in depressions, ditches and channels in areas with base-rich bedrock or near mineral springs. During dry summers the water table continuously decreases and eventually the habitat can dry out. The vegetation types assigned to this alliance are distributed in warm and dry areas of central and eastern Europe, especially in the Pannonian Basin.

Orig. (Hroudová et al. 2009): Meliloto dentati-Bolboschoenion maritimi Hroudová et al. 2009

Syn: Bolboschoenion .hal.) Soó 1945 (§ 2b, nomen nudum, § 34a), Bolboschoenion maritimi Soó 1947 (§ 31, younger homonym, non: Scirpion maritimi Dahl et Hadač 1941), Bolboschoenion maritimi continentale (Soó 1945) Borhidi 1970 (§ 34a), Cirsio-Bolboschoenenion (Soó 1947) Passarge 1978 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Scirpion maritimi sensu auct. medioeur. non Dahl et Hadač 1941 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Agrostis gigantea. Bolboschoenus maritimus. Carex otrubae. Juncus gerardii. Melilotus dentatus. Phragmites australis. Potentilla anserina, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Constant species: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Source: Hroudová Z. (2011): MCB Meliloto dentati-Bolboschoenion maritimi Hroudová et al. 2009. 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. 428-434.