Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance RAD
Swertio perennis-Dichodontion palustris Hadač 1983

This alliance includes well-insolated spring vegetation in the subalpine and alpine belts on nutrient-poor siliceous bedrock. It is dominated by bryophytes such as Dichodontium palustre. Philonotis seriata and Pohlia wahlenbergii. It occurs in subalpine to alpine areas across Europe.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Hadač 1983): Swertio-Anisothecion squarrosi all. (foederatio) nova (Swertia perennis. Anisothecium squarrosum = Dichodontium palustre)

Syn.: Cardamino-Montion Br.-Bl. 1926 (§ 36), Montion Maas 1959 (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Marsupello-Scapanion Geissler 1976 (§ 29b), Cratoneuro filicini-Calthion laetae Hadač 1983 (§ 25), Philonotidion seriatae Hinterlang 1992

Diagnostic species: Aconitum plicatum, Adenostyles alliariae, Allium schoenoprasum, Bartsia alpina, Cardamine amara subsp. opicii, Chaerophyllum hirsutum. Crepis paludosa. Deschampsia cespitosa, Epilobium alsinifolium, E. nutans. Rumex arifolius. Stellaria alsine. Swertia perennis. Tephroseris crispa, Viola biflora; Aneura pinguis, Blindia acuta, Brachythecium rivulare, Dichodontium palustre, Palustriella commutata. Philonotis fontana, P. seriata, Pohlia wahlenbergii. Scapania uliginosa. S. undulata

Constant species: Aconitum plicatum. Chaerophyllum hirsutum. Crepis paludosa, Deschampsia cespitosa, Epilobium alsinifolium. Stellaria alsine. Viola biflora; Dichodontium palustre, Philonotis seriata

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2011): RAD Swertio perennis-Dichodontion palustris Hadač 1983. 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. 603-604.