Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBG06
Atriplicetum roseae Forstner in Mucina et al. 1993

Atriplicetum roseae

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This vegetation type is formed of monodominant stands of Atriplex rosea, a critically endangered species of the Czech flora. It is found on disturbed, usually base-rich soils on roadsides, rubble of demolished buildings, mine tailings and at the bases of old village walls. In the past three decades this community has been observed on a few sites in central, northern and western Bohemia. It was more common in the mid-20th century but it was replaced by other Atriplex species on most of its sites.

Orig. (Mucina in Mucina et al. 1993: 110–168): Atriplicetum roseae Forstner in Mucina ass. nova

Diagnostic species: Atriplex rosea, Sisymbrium officinale

Constant species: Anthemis cotula. Arctium tomentosum. Artemisia vulgaris, Atriplex rosea, Malva neglecta. Matricaria discoidea, Plantago major, Poa annua, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. aviculare s. str.), Sisymbrium officinale

Dominant species: Atriplex rosea, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. aviculare s. str.)

Formal definition: Atriplex rosea cover > 5 % NOT Group Malva neglecta

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBG06 Atriplicetum roseae Forstner in Mucina et al. 1993. 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. 145-147.