Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCF03
Calletum palustris Vanden Berghen 1952

Calletum palustris

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This is a species-poor vegetation type dominated by Calla palustris. It occurs in mesotrophic to dystrophic habitats such as pools in alder carrs, fishpond littoral zones with peat accumulation and ditches. Occasional records are also from eutrophic habitats such as ponds in the centres of village squares. It is typical of advanced stages of terrestrialization, but C. palustris stands can also float on the water surface in littoral zones, which significantly contribute to accumulation of organic sediment. This community is distributed in precipitation-rich, moderately warm to cool colline and submontane areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Vanden Berghen 1952): Calletum palustris Vanden Berghen ass. nov.

Syn.: Calletum palustris Osvald 1923 (§ 3d, association of Uppsala School), Calletum palustris (Vanden Berghen 1952) Segal et Westhoff et den Held 1969

Diagnostic species: Calla palustris

Constant species: Calla palustris, Lemna minor

Dominant species: Calla palustris

Formal definition: Calla palustris cover > 25 % NOT Group Frangula alnus NOT Acorus calamus cover > 25 % NOT Carex lasiocarpa cover > 25 % NOT Chaerophyllum hirsutum cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCF03 Calletum palustris Vanden Berghen 1952. 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. 523-526.