Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance RCB
Oxycocco palustris-Ericion tetralicis Nordhagen ex Tüxen 1937

This alliance includes bog vegetation without a hollow-hummock structure in areas with high precipitation and relatively stable temperature throughout the year. It predominantly occurs in oceanic to suboceanic areas. In central Europe, this vegetation reaches its eastern distribution limit, and lacks several suboceanic species which are common in western Europe.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Tüxen 1937): Oxycocco-Ericion Nordhagen 1937 (Oxycoccus quadripetalus = O. palustris. Erica tetralix)

Syn.: Oxycocco-Ericion tetralicis Nordhagen 1937 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Erico-Sphagnion papillosi Moore 1968

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Trichophoro cespitosi-Sphagnetum papillosi

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2011): RCB Oxycocco palustris-Ericion tetralicis Nordhagen ex Tüxen 1937. 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. 726-727.