Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBA04
Nupharetum pumilae Miljan 1958

Nupharetum pumilae

Photo on

This association includes species-poor aquatic vegetation dominated by Nuphar pumila, occurring in oligo-mesotrophic to mesotrophic water bodies, especially fishponds with low-intensity management and oxbows in the floodplains of upper river courses. Nuphar pumila appears only in the advanced stages of terrestrialization, when the bottom is covered with organic sediment. This rare vegetation type occurs only in the upper Vltava floodplain in the Šumava Mountains and the Bohemian-Moravian Uplands. Historical records are also from the Třeboň Basin.

Orig. (Miljan 1958): Nupharetum pumili

Syn.: Nupharetum pumilae Oberdorfer 1957 prov. (§ 3b), Nupharetum pumilae Oberdorfer ex Müller et Görs 1960

Diagnostic species: Elodea canadensis, Nuphar pumila, Sparganium emersum. Utricularia australis

Constant species: Elodea canadensis, Nuphar pumila

Dominant species: Elodea canadensis, Nuphar pumila

Formal definition: Nuphar pumila cover > 25 %

Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBA04 Nupharetum pumilae Miljan 1958. 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. 118-121.