Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCC08
Alismatetum lanceolati Zahlheimer ex Šumberová in Chytrý 2011

Alismatetum lanceolati

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This association includes dense stands of Alisma lanceolatum in shallow water or open stands of this species on non-flooded, wet mineral soil. It occurs in alluvial pools, littoral zones of small fishponds, flooded sand pits, ditches and wet depressions in arable fields and meadows. It is confined to dry, continental areas, and tolerates wetland desiccation in summer better than A. plantago-aquatica. This association has been recorded in lowland areas of northern and central Bohemia and southern Moravia.

Syn.: Bolboschoenetum maritimi Soó CS Alisma lanceolatum Tímár 1957, Butomo-Alismatetum lanceolati Segal et Westhoff in Westhoff et den Held 1969 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Alismatetum lanceolati Zahlheimer 1979 (§ 5)

Diagnostic species: Alisma lanceolatum, Alopecurus aequalis. Juncus articulatus. Limosella aquatica. Ranunculus sceleratus

Constant species: Alisma lanceolatum, Alopecurus aequalis. Juncus articulatus. Ranunculus sceleratus

Dominant species: Alisma lanceolatum, A. plantago-aquatica, Eleocharis palustris agg., Lemna minor, Limosella aquatica

Formal definition: Alisma lanceolatum cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCC08 Alismatetum lanceolati Zahlheimer ex Šumberová in Chytrý 2011. 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. 472-474.