Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association RAD01
Crepido paludosae-Philonotidetum seriatae Hadač et Váňa 1972

Crepido paludosae-Philonotidetum seriatae

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This association represents an initial stage of succession of subalpine spring vegetation. It occupies springs supplied by cold and oxygenated ground water with very low mineral content. It is characterized by low species richness and the dominance of bryophytes over vascular plants. In the Czech Republic, it occurs on steep walls of glacial cirques in the Krkonoąe and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains.

Orig. (Hadač & Váňa 1972): Crepidi-Philonotidetum seriatae Hadač et Váňa, assoc. nova (Crepis paludosa)

Syn.: Mniobryetum albicantis ©marda 1950 (§ 29b), Epilobio alsinifolii-Philonotidetum seriatae Jeník et al. 1980

Diagnostic species: Aconitum plicatum. Allium schoenoprasum, Epilobium alsinifolium, E. anagallidifolium. E. nutans. Stellaria alsine, Viola biflora; Dichodontium palustre, Philonotis seriata, Pohlia wahlenbergii. Scapania undulata

Constant species: Caltha palustris. Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Deschampsia cespitosa, Epilobium alsinifolium. Stellaria alsine. Viola biflora; Dichodontium palustre, Philonotis seriata

Dominant species: Stellaria alsine; Bryum pseudotriquetrum, Philonotis seriata

Formal definition: (Philonotis seriata cover > 5 % OR Group Philonotis seriata) NOT Group Allium schoenoprasum NOT Warnstorfia sarmentosa cover > 25 % NOT Cardamine amara subsp. opicii cover > 5 % NOT Petasites albus cover > 25 % NOT Sphagnum sp. cover > 5 %

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2011): RAD01 Crepido paludosae-Philonotidetum seriatae Hadač et Váňa 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. 604-607.