Vegetation of the Czech Republic
Potametum perfoliati Miljan 1933
This vegetation type is dominated by submerged species Potamogeton perfoliatus. It occurs in mesotrophic to eutrophic rivers, rarely also in flooded sand and loam pits, at water depths of 50–200 cm. In the past it was also recorded in some fishponds. It is typical of early stages of terrestrialization, which are characterized by a mineral bottom with stones and gravel. In the Czech Republic this is a rare vegetation type, occurring mainly in some sections of the Labe, Vltava and Ohře rivers.
Orig. (Miljan 1933): Potametum perfoliati
Syn.: Potametum perfoliato-crispi Bellot 1951 p. p., Potametum pectinato-perfoliati den Hartog et Segal 1964 p. p., Potametum perfoliati Passarge 1964, Potametum perfoliato-lucentis Blaženčić et Blaženčić 1989 p. p.
Diagnostic species: Potamogeton perfoliatus
Constant species: Potamogeton perfoliatus
Dominant species: Potamogeton perfoliatus
Formal definition: Potamogeton perfoliatus cover > 25 %
Source: Šumberová K. (2011): VBB05 Potametum perfoliati Miljan 1933. 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. 152-155.