Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCB01
Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti Hejný et Vicherek ex O»aheµová et Valachovič in Valachovič 2001

Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti

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This brackish marsh is dominated by Bolboschoenus maritimus and some other species typical of saline soils. B. planiculmis also occurs in some stands, and occasionally it can become dominant. The association occurs in flooded depressions with brackish water in dry and warm areas, which dry out in summer. Less frequently it is found on the banks of shallow pools or around mineral springs. In the Czech Republic, it occurs at scattered sites in the lowland areas of western, northern and central Bohemia and southern Moravia.

Orig. (Valachovič 2001): Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti Hejný et Vicherek ex O»aheµová et Valachovič (Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus, Bolboschoenus maritimus subsp. compactus = B. maritimus s. str.)

Syn.: Bolboschoenetum maritimi von Soó 1927 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Bolboschoenetum maritimi continentale (von Soó 1927) Soó 1957 (§ 34a), Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti (von Soó 1927) Hejný et Vicherek in Dykyjová et Květ 1978 (§ 3a), Bolboschoenetum maritimi sensu auct. non Eggler 1933 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Agrostis gigantea. Aster tripolium subsp. pannonicus. Atriplex prostrata subsp. latifolia, Bolboschoenus maritimus, B. planiculmis. Carex otrubae. C. secalina. Cirsium brachycephalum. Juncus compressus, J. gerardii, Lotus tenuis. Lycopus exaltatus, Melilotus dentatus, Potentilla anserina. Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Constant species: Bolboschoenus maritimus. Juncus gerardii. Melilotus dentatus. Phragmites australis. Potentilla anserina

Dominant species: Bolboschoenus maritimus, B. planiculmis, Lotus tenuis

Formal definition: Bolboschoenus maritimus cover > 25 % OR Bolboschoenus planiculmis cover > 25 % AND (Group Aster *pannonicus OR Group Carex otrubae OR Group Plantago maritima OR Group Trifolium fragiferum)

Source: Hroudová Z., Hrivnák R. & ©umberová K. (2011): MCB01 Astero pannonici-Bolboschoenetum compacti Hejný et Vicherek ex O»aheµová et Valachovič in Valachovič 2001. 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. 434-437.