Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBG04
Descurainio sophiae-Atriplicetum oblongifoliae Oberdorfer 1957

Descurainio sophiae-Atriplicetum oblongifoliae

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This community dominated by Atriplex oblongifolia develops in recently disturbed places, especially on dry soil heaps on construction sites, at the edges of dry grasslands or around refuse dumps. Its phenological optimum is from June to October. It occurs both in villages and city suburbs in the lowland areas of the Czech Republic.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Sisymbrio-Atriplicetum oblongifoliae ass. nov. (Sisymbrium sophia = Descurainia sophia)

Diagnostic species: Atriplex oblongifolia, A. sagittata. Sisymbrium loeselii

Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris, Atriplex oblongifolia, Chenopodium album agg., Elytrigia repens

Dominant species: Atriplex oblongifolia, Elytrigia repens

Formal definition: Atriplex oblongifolia cover > 25 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBG04 Descurainio sophiae-Atriplicetum oblongifoliae Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 141-142.