Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance THB
Bromo pannonici-Festucion pallentis Zólyomi 1966

This alliance encompasses dry grasslands of limestone and dolomite outcrops in the Pannonian floristic region. These grasslands are often dominated by Festuca pallens and contain a number of species of submediterranean distribution and some endemics of the limestone fringes of the Eastern Alps and the Western Carpathians. This alliance is found in colline landscapes at the edge of the Carpathian Basin. It is vicarious to the alliance Xero-Bromion of south-western Central Europe.

Orig. (Zólyomi 1966): Bromo-Festucion pallentis Zólyomi 66 (Bromus erectus subsp. pannonicus)

Syn.: Seslerio-Festucion glaucae Klika 1931 p. p. (§ 35), Seslerio-Festucion pallentis Klika 1931 corr. Zólyomi 1966 p. p. (§ 35), Festucion pallentis (Klika 1931) Korneck 1974 p. p., Helianthemo cani-Festucion pallentis Kolbek in Moravec et al. 1983 p. p., Poo badensis-Teucrienion montani Kolbek in Moravec et al. 1983 (suballiance)

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Poo badensis-Festucetum pallentis

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): THB Bromo pannonici-Festucion pallentis Zólyomi 1966. 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. 395-396.