Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCB02
Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani De Soˇ 1947

Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani

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Vegetation dominated by Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani used to be confined to the surroundings of mineral springs and the littoral zones of brackish lakes, but today it is mainly found in drainage ditches of former fens or salt marshes, and around pools in quarries and pits after extraction of peat, gravel or open cast coal mining. These habitats are usually flooded by shallow, mineral-rich water from autumn to spring, but they dry out in summer. This association occurs in lowland and warm colline areas in northern and central Bohemia and southern Moravia.

Orig. (De Soˇ 1947a): Schoenoplectetum Tabernaemontani Soˇ 1927

Syn.: Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani Rapaics 1927 (ž 2b, nomen nudum), Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani von Soˇ 1927 (ž 2b, nomen nudum), Phragmito-Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani Passarge 1964, Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani-litoralis Borhidi (1969) 1996, Agrostio maritimae-Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani (MŘller-Stoll et G÷tz 1987) Passarge 1999

Diagnostic species: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Constant species: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Dominant species: Mentha aquatica, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Typha angustifolia

Formal definition: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani cover > 25 %

Source: Sßdlo J. (2011): MCB02 Schoenoplectetum tabernaemontani De Soˇ 1947. In: Chytrř M. (ed.), Vegetace ╚eskÚ republiky. 3. VodnÝ a mok°adnÝ vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 437-440.