Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCG03
Peucedano palustris-Caricetum lasiocarpae Tüxen ex Balátová-Tuláčková 1972

Peucedano palustris-Caricetum lasiocarpae

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These marshes are dominated by Carex lasiocarpa, which reaches a height of up to 150 cm and forms species-poor stands along the shores of fishponds and in depressions on peaty soils. Water table is slightly above the soil surface for most of the year. Nutrient content is extremely low, whereas mineral content can vary. Currently this vegetation type is rare and endangered, occurring at a few sites in moderately warm to moderately cool areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Balátová-Tuláčková 1972): Peucedano-Caricetum lasiocarpae Tx. 1937 (Peucedanum palustre)

Syn.: Peucedano-Caricetum lasiocarpae Tüxen 1937 prov. (§ 3b), Comaro-Caricetum lasiocarpae Balátová-Tuláčková & Hübl 1985, Caricetum lasiocarpae sensu auct. non Koch 1926 (pseudonym)

Diagnostic species: Carex lasiocarpa, Eriophorum gracile. Menyanthes trifoliata. Phragmites australis. Rhynchospora alba. Utricularia minor; Calliergon cordifolium

Constant species: Carex acuta, C. lasiocarpa, C. rostrata. Phragmites australis

Dominant species: Carex lasiocarpa, Equisetum fluviatile, Eriophorum angustifolium, Oxycoccus palustris s. l.

Formal definition: Carex lasiocarpa cover > 25 % NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Group Carex canescens NOT Group Carex elongata NOT Group Carex panicea NOT Group Eriophorum latifolium NOT Group Viola palustris NOT Polytrichum commune cover > 5 % NOT Sphagnum sp. cover > 5 % NOT Tomentypnum nitens cover > 5 %

Source: Hájková P. (2011): MCG03 Peucedano palustris-Caricetum lasiocarpae Tüxen ex Balátová-Tuláčková 1972. 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. 534-537.