Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance RAA
Caricion remotae Kästner 1941

This alliance includes vegetation of forest springs over acidic to slightly alkaline bedrock. The herb layer is well developed. The cover of the moss layer varies according to the frequency of disturbances and the degree of canopy opening. The herb layer is mostly dominated by Cardamine amara subsp. amara et austriaca. Carex remota. C. sylvatica. Chrysosplenium alternifolium. C. oppositifolium and Petasites albus, which are accompanied by mesophilous forest species. The vegetation of this alliance occurs in beech, oak-hornbeam and wet spruce forests or in alder carrs. It occupies gravelly or muddy soils which are supplied by ground water with stable temperature throughout the year.

Orig. (Kästner 1941): Caricion remotae (Kästner 1940)

Syn.: Caricion remotae Kästner 1940 (fantom), Cardaminion Maas 1959

Diagnostic species: Athyrium filix-femina, Cardamine amara subsp. amara et austriaca, Carex remota. Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Chrysosplenium alternifolium, Impatiens noli-tangere. Lysimachia nemorum. Petasites albus. Stellaria alsine. S. nemorum; Brachythecium rivulare. Chiloscyphus polyanthos. Conocephalum conicum. Rhizomnium punctatum

Constant species: Athyrium filix-femina. Cardamine amara subsp. amara et austriaca. Chaerophyllum hirsutum. Chrysosplenium alternifolium. Impatiens noli-tangere. Myosotis palustris agg., Oxalis acetosella. Petasites albus. Ranunculus repens. Stellaria nemorum

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2011): RAA Caricion remotae Kästner 1941. 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. 582-584.