Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCG02
Equiseto fluviatilis-Caricetum rostratae Zumpfe 1929

Equiseto fluviatilis-Caricetum rostratae

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This association includes species-poor marshes dominated by the tall sedge Carex rostrata. Fen species Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris often co-dominate. Moss layer is absent or sparse. This vegetation type is common on acidic substrates in fishpond littoral zones. The water regime is relatively stable with slight overflooding for most of the year. The association occurs in moderately cool colline and submontane areas of the Czech Republic, especially in the Bohemian Massif.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Zumpfe 1929): Equisetum limosum-Carex rostrata-Ass. (Equisetum limosum = E. fluviatile)

Syn.: Caricetum rostratae Rübel 1912 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Caricetum ampullaceae Chouard 1924 (§ 31, younger homonym, non: Caricetum rostratae Rübel 1912), Caricetum inflato-vesicariae Koch 1926 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Potentillo-Caricetum rostratae Wheeler 1980 p. p., Galio palustris-Caricetum rostratae Martinčič et Seliškar 2004

Diagnostic species: Carex rostrata

Constant species: Carex rostrata

Dominant species: Carex rostrata

Formal definition: Carex rostrata cover > 50 % NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Group Carex canescens NOT Group Viola palustris NOT Sphagnum sp. cover > 5 %

Source: Hájková P. (2011): MCG02 Equiseto fluviatilis-Caricetum rostratae Zumpfe 1929. 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. 530-534.