Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBA01
Nymphaeo albae-Nupharetum luteae Nowiński 1927

Nymphaeo albae-Nupharetum luteae

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This vegetation type is dominated by Nuphar lutea, which usually has large leaves that float on the water surface, but in flowing or deep still water it produces only submerged leaves. It occurs in mesotrophic to eutrophic water of oxbows, alluvial pools, channels and lentic sections of streams, but it is rare in fishponds. Most often it is found at water depths of 50–150 cm, but it tolerates even strong fluctuations of the water level. In the Czech Republic in occurs mainly in the floodplains of large lowland rivers.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Nowiński 1927): Nymphaeetum albo-luteae .Nymphaea lutea = Nuphar lutea)

Syn.: Myriophyllo verticillati-Nupharetum Koch 1926 p. p. (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Nupharo luteae-Nymphaeetum albae Tomaszewicz 1977 p. p.

Diagnostic species: Nuphar lutea

Constant species: Lemna minor, Nuphar lutea

Dominant species: Nuphar lutea

Formal definition: Nuphar lutea cover > 25 % NOT Nymphaea alba cover > 5 % NOT Nymphaea candida cover > 5 % NOT Typha angustifolia cover > 25 % NOT Typha latifolia cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBA01 Nymphaeo albae-Nupharetum luteae Nowiński 1927. 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. 107-110.