Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBB14
Parvo-Potamo-Zannichellietum pedicellatae De Soˇ 1947

Parvo-Potamo-Zannichellietum pedicellatae

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This association includes monodominant stands of Zannichellia palustris or mixed stands of this species with Potamogeton pectinatus and/or P. pusillus. All of these species have narrow, submerged leaves. They occur in eutrophic to hypertrophic, often turbid, shallow water, e.g. at fishpond margins, fish storage ponds, alluvial pools, flooded sand pits, rarely also in small streams with slowly running water. For long periods in summer they may survive in shallow (up to 1 cm deep) puddles. This association is common in warm areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (De Soˇ 1947a): Parvipotameto.Zannichellietum pedicellatae Soˇ 1934, 1938, 1946

Syn.: Parvo-Potamo-Zannichellietum tenuis Koch 1926 (ž 37, nomen dubium), Zannichellietum palustris Nordhagen 1954, Zannichellietum palustris Lang 1967

Diagnostic species: Potamogeton crispus. P. pusillus agg. (P. pusillus s. str.), Zannichellia palustris

Constant species: Zannichellia palustris

Dominant species: Potamogeton pectinatus, P. pusillus agg. (P. pusillus s. str.), Zannichellia palustris

Formal definition: Zannichellia palustris cover > 25 % OR (Zannichellia palustris cover > 5 % AND (Potamogeton pusillus agg. cover > 25 % OR Potamogeton pectinatus cover > 25 %)) NOT Bolboschoenus maritimus s. l. cover > 25 %

Source: ęumberovß K. (2011): VBB14 Parvo-Potamo-Zannichellietum pedicellatae De Soˇ 1947. In: Chytrř M. (ed.), Vegetace ╚eskÚ republiky. 3. VodnÝ a mok°adnÝ vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 180-184.