Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association VCA01
Nitelletum flexilis Corillion 1957

Nitelletum flexilis

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This vegetation type is dominated by Nitella flexilis. It occurs in clear, oligotrophic to mesotrophic water bodies, such as fishponds with low-intensity management, oxbows and flooded stone quarries. Occurrences are scattered across the cooler parts of Bohemia.

Orig. (Corillion 1957): Nitelletum flexilis

Diagnostic species: Nitella flexilis, Potamogeton obtusifolius

Constant species: Nitella flexilis

Dominant species: Nitella flexilis

Formal definition: Nitella flexilis cover > 25 % NOT Myriophyllum spicatum cover > 25 % NOT Nymphaea alba cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton alpinus cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton natans cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton obtusifolius cover > 25 % NOT Potamogeton pusillus agg. cover > 25 %

Source: ©umberová K., Hrivnák R., Rydlo J. & O»aheµová H. (2011): VCA01 Nitelletum flexilis Corillion 1957. 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. 251-253.