Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VBB18
Potametum crispi von Soˇ 1927

Potametum crispi

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This vegetation type is dominated by Potamogeton crispus, a submerged aquatic macrophyte occurring in both lentic and lotic water bodies, most frequently in fishponds, flooded sand pits, oxbows and alluvial pools, usually up to 1 m deep. This association is typical of eutrophic to hypertrophic water, including water containing organic or toxic pollutants. It is common from lowland to submontane areas across the Czech Republic.

Orig. (von Soˇ 1927): Potametum crispi

Syn.: Potametum crispi Kaiser 1926 (ž 3d, association of Uppsala School), Myriophyllo-Potametum Soˇ 1934 potametosum crispi SlavniŠ 1956, ßCeratophyllo-Potametum.crispi HorvatiŠ et Micevski 1960 p. p.ß, Potametum crispi Zutshi 1975

Diagnostic species: Potamogeton crispus

Constant species: Potamogeton crispus

Dominant species: Potamogeton crispus

Formal definition: Potamogeton crispus cover > 25 % NOT Nuphar lutea cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton natans cover > 25 % NOT Phragmites australis cover > 25 %

Source: ęumberovß K. (2011): VBB18 Potametum crispi von Soˇ 1927. 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. 193-196.