Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance VCB
Charion globularis Krausch 1964

This alliance includes stands dominated by various species of Chara and Tolypella that are characterized by calcium carbonate incrustations of their thallus and occurrence in calcium-rich water. In contrast to the alliance Nitellion flexilis, this alliance is more common in continental areas and in man-made habitats.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Krausch 1964): Charion fragilis (Sauer 1937) all. nov. (Limno-Charion) (Chara fragilis = C. globularis)

Syn.: Charion Sauer 1937 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Charion canescentis Krausch 1964 (§ 25), Charion asperae Krause 1969, Charion vulgaris (Krause et Lang 1977) Krause 1981

Diagnostic species: Chara globularis. C. hispida, C. vulgaris, Tolypella intricata

Constant species: Chara vulgaris

Source: ©umberová K., Hrivnák R., Rydlo J. & O»aheµová H. (2011): VCB Charion globularis Krausch 1964. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 3. Vodní a mokřadní vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, p. 257.