Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBG01
Chenopodietum stricti (Oberdorfer 1957) Passarge 1964

Chenopodietum stricti

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This community is dominated by goosefoot species of the Chenopodium album agg., mainly C. album s. str., C. opulifolium, C. pedunculare, C. strictum and C. suecicum. It occurs in loamy to skeletal, base-rich, mesic to dry soils on old building rubble, refuse dumps, roadworks and on construction sites. It is an intermittent community which retreats in a few years due to either disturbances or successional changes. Dominant species germinate in late spring and reach their phenological optimum in late summer and early autumn. In the Czech Republic this is one of the most common types of ruderal vegetation in early successional stages.

Orig. (Passarge 1964): Chenopodietum strictae Oberd. 57 (Syn. Chenopodietum ruderale Oberd. 57)

Syn.: Chenopodietum ruderale Oberdorfer 1957 (§ 34a), Chenopodietum stricti (Oberdorfer 1957) Gutte 1966, Chenopodietum albo-viridis Hejný in Hejný et al. 1979

Diagnostic species: Chenopodium album agg.

Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris. Atriplex patula, Chenopodium album agg., Elytrigia repens. Tripleurospermum inodorum

Dominant species: Chenopodium album agg.

Formal definition: Chenopodium album agg. cover > 25 % NOT Group Stellaria media NOT Chenopodium ficifolium cover > 25 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBG01 Chenopodietum stricti (Oberdorfer 1957) Passarge 1964. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 131-133.