Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance RAC
Epilobio nutantis-Montion fontanae Zechmeister in Zechmeister et Mucina 1994

This alliance includes well-insolated spring vegetation supplied by slowly moving water with acidic to neutral reaction and low calcium content. This vegetation type is characterized by its well-developed moss layer. The herb layer is dominated by species of the genus Montia. The range of this alliance includes western and central Europe, where it occurs on open springs below the timberline.

Orig. (Zechmeister & Mucina 1994): Epilobio nutantis-Montion Zechmeister all. nova (Montia fontana)

Syn.: Epilobio nutantis-Montion Zechmeister 1993 (§ 5)

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Philonotido fontanae-Montietum rivularis

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2011): RAC Epilobio nutantis-Montion fontanae Zechmeister in Zechmeister et Mucina 1994. 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. 599-600.