Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TEF02
Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Vaccinietum myrtilli Sýkora 1972

Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Vaccinietum myrtilli

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This association includes submontane and montane heathlands dominated by Vaccinium myrtillus. At most sites the heathlands replace acidophilous forests as secondary vegetation. In some places they may represent the natural vegetation in canopy openings on rock outcrops. This association is distributed in all mountain ranges of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Sýkora 1972): Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Vaccinietum (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Syn.: Convallario-Vaccinietum myrtilli Sýkora 1972, Rhodococco-Vaccinietum myrtilli Sýkora 1972 p. p., Calamagrostio villosae-Vaccinietum Schubert 1973 p. p., Ledo-Vaccinietum vitis-idaeae Sýkora et Hadač 1984

Diagnostic species: Vaccinium myrtillus

Constant species: Avenella flexuosa, Vaccinium myrtillus

Dominant species: Avenella flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa, Nardus stricta, Vaccinium myrtillus, V. vitis-idaea; Pleurozium schreberi

Formal definition: Vaccinium myrtillus cover > 25 % NOT Group Eriophorum vaginatum NOT Group Trientalis europaea NOT Pinus mugo cover > 5 % NOT Pinus rotundata cover > 5 %

Source: Härtel H. & Chytrý M. (2007): TEF02 Calamagrostio arundinaceae-Vaccinietum myrtilli Sýkora 1972. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 314-317.