Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCC07
Alopecuro-Alismatetum plantaginis-aquaticae Bolbrinker 1984

Alopecuro-Alismatetum plantaginis-aquaticae

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This association includes stands of Alisma plantago-aquatica, occurring in shallow wetlands such as oxbows, alluvial pools, littoral zones of fishponds and water reservoirs, exposed bottoms of fishponds or fish storage ponds, and ditches. Habitats are typically mesotrophic to eutrophic and inundated by up to 50 cm deep water, but occurrences on wet non-inundated soil are also common. This community is typical of both early and advanced stages of terrestrialization; it declines with wetland desiccation or due to encroachment of tall marsh vegetation. Its localities are concentrated in precipitation-rich, mid-altitude areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Bolbrinker 1984): Alopecuro-Alismetum plantago-aquaticae ass. nov. (Alopecurus aequalis, A. geniculatus)

Syn.: Scirpetum maritimi Tüxen 1937 alismatetosum plantaginis-aquaticae Slavnić 1948, Butomo-Alismatetum plantaginis-aquaticae (Slavnić 1948) Hejný in Dykyjová et Květ 1978 (fantom)

Diagnostic species: Alisma plantago-aquatica, Alopecurus aequalis

Constant species: Alisma plantago-aquatica, Alopecurus aequalis

Dominant species: Alisma plantago-aquatica

Formal definition: Alisma plantago-aquatica cover > 25 % NOT Alisma lanceolatum cover > 25 % NOT Bolboschoenus yagara cover > 25 % NOT Equisetum fluviatile cover > 25 % NOT Glyceria maxima cover > 25 % NOT Nymphaea candida cover > 25 % NOT Sparganium emersum cover > 25 % NOT Sparganium erectum cover > 25 % NOT Typha latifolia cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCC07 Alopecuro-Alismatetum plantaginis-aquaticae Bolbrinker 1984. 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. 469-472.