Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association SBA02
Corydalidetum luteae Kaiser 1926

Corydalidetum luteae

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This association includes species-poor vegetation of walls dominated by Corydalis lutea. Its stands can be both open and fairly closed. The species is light-demanding, but requires sufficient moisture at the same time. Therefore it is more frequently found on retaining walls than on drier free-standing walls. Unlike some other species of such habitats, it can grow on walls where concrete has been used as binding material, because the long roots of Corydalis lutea are able to penetrate into very narrow crevices. In the Czech Republic Corydalis lutea is an alien species of southern European origin, which has been often planted and in some places has escaped from gardens or parks. Its stands occur at lower and middle altitudes across the country, both in cities and villages, as well as on solitary castles.

Nomen conservandum propositum

Orig. (Kaiser 1926): Corydalis lutea-A.

Syn.: Asplenio-Corydalidetum luteae Segal 1969, Cymbalario-Corydalidetum luteae Passarge 1999 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Asplenium ruta-muraria, Corydalis lutea; Tortula muralis

Constant species: Corydalis lutea

Dominant species: Corydalis lutea

Formal definition: Corydalis lutea cover > 5 % NOT Cymbalaria muralis cover > 5 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): SBA02 Corydalidetum luteae Kaiser 1926. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 446-448.