Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Class TB
Thero-Salicornietea strictae Txen in Txen et Oberdorfer 1958
Vegetation of annual succulent halophytes

TBA Salicornion prostratae

This vegetation includes stands of annual succulent halophytes of the genera Salicornia and Suaeda in both maritime and inland salt marshes. They usually occupy those sites within the salt-marsh complexes that have the highest salt concentration. The soils are flooded or at least wet in spring, and dry out in summer. Many vernal pools have been drained and subsequently converted to agricultural land in Central Europe, and with them, most of the historically reported inland communities of Thero-Salicornietea in this region have disappeared.

Orig. (Txen & Oberdorfer 1958): Thero-Salicornietea strictae Tx. 1954

Syn.: Thero-Salicornienea Pignatti 1953 (subclass), Thero-Salicornietea strictae Txen 1954 (fantom), Thero-Suaedetea Vicherek 1973

Diagnostic and constant species: see alliance Salicornion prostratae

Source: umberov K. (2007): TB Thero-Salicornietea strictae Txen in Txen et Oberdorfer 1958. In: Chytr M. (ed.), Vegetace esk republiky. 1. Travinn a kekov vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 143-145.