Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association RCA05
Ledo palustris-Pinetum uncinatae Klika ex ©marda 1948

Ledo palustris-Pinetum uncinatae

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This wooded peatland, dominated by Pinus rotundata, occupies shallow depressions in deep mires at least partially fed by oligotrophic ground water. Trees are sparse. The herb layer is poorer in species than that of the previous two associations. The moss layer is well developed and composed of different Sphagnum species. This association occurs in some mountain ranges of the Bohemian Massif and in the Třeboň Basin.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (©marda 1948): Asociace: Pinus uncinata-Ledum palustre Kka 1935 (Pinus uncinata = P. rotundata)

Syn.: Pino uncinatae-Ledetum palustris Klika in Klika et Novák 1941 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Pino rotundatae-Sphagnetum Neuhäusl 1969 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Betula pubescens, Pinus rotundata; Andromeda polifolia, Eriophorum vaginatum, Oxycoccus palustris s. l., Vaccinium uliginosum; Polytrichum strictum. Sphagnum capillifolium s. l., S. cuspidatum, S. magellanicum, S. recurvum s. l.

Constant species: Pinus rotundata; Andromeda polifolia, Eriophorum vaginatum, Oxycoccus palustris s. l., Vaccinium myrtillus. V. uliginosum; Aulacomnium palustre. Polytrichum commune. P. strictum. Sphagnum capillifolium s. l., S. magellanicum. S. recurvum s. l.

Dominant species: Pinus rotundata; Eriophorum vaginatum, Oxycoccus palustris s. l., Vaccinium uliginosum, V. vitis-idaea; Polytrichum commune, P. strictum, Sphagnum cuspidatum, S. fuscum, S. recurvum s. l.

Formal definition: Pinus rotundata cover > 5 % AND Group Eriophorum vaginatum NOT Group Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Source: Navrátilová J. (2011): RCA05 Ledo palustris-Pinetum uncinatae Klika ex ©marda 1948. 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. 721-726.