Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MCH02
Caricetum acutiformis Eggler 1933

Caricetum acutiformis

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This marsh type, dominated by Carex acutiformis, occurs in mesotrophic to eutrophic wetlands such as littoral zones of fishponds, oxbows, alluvial pools, river banks, floodplains of small streams, ditches, depressions in wet meadows and canopy openings in alder carrs. The soil is base-rich, organic or mineral, and it is wet or inundated with up to 5 cm deep water for most of the year. Occurrences of this association are concentrated in lowlands and warm colline areas of the Czech Republic.

Nomen conservandum propositum (against Caricetum acutiformi-gracilis von Soó 1927 a Caricetum ripario-acutiformis Kobendza 1930)

Orig. (Eggler 1933): Caricetum acutiformis

Syn.: Caricetum acutiformi-gracilis von Soó 1927 p. p. (potential correct name), Caricetum ripario-acutiformis Kobendza 1930 (potential correct name), Caricetum acutiformi-ripariae Soó 1938, Caricetum acutiformis Sauer 1937, Caricetum acutiformis Sauer ex Weber 1977

Diagnostic species: Carex acutiformis

Constant species: Carex acutiformis

Dominant species: Carex acutiformis

Formal definition: Carex acutiformis cover > 50 % NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Group Cirsium oleraceum NOT Group Cirsium rivulare NOT Group Lychnis flos-cuculi

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): MCH02 Caricetum acutiformis Eggler 1933. 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. 558-561.