Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBH03
Linario-Brometum tectorum Knapp 1961

Linario-Brometum tectorum

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This vegetation type is dominated by Bromus tectorum, a winter annual grass. It develops on warm, sunny sites with dry, sandy or gravelly soils. It is common along railway tracks, on roadsides and on tops of old walls and ruins in both cities and villages. The phenological optimum of this vegetation type is between May and early June, and later on the dominant species disappears. In the Czech Republic this association is common in warm lowland and colline areas.

Orig. (Knapp 1961): Linario-Brometum tectori .Linaria minor = Microrrhinum minus. L. vulgaris)

Syn.: Bromo-Erigerontetum canadensis (Knapp 1961) Gutte 1972

Diagnostic species: Bromus tectorum, Lappula squarrosa

Constant species: Bromus tectorum

Dominant species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Bromus tectorum, Elytrigia repens. Medicago lupulina

Formal definition: Bromus tectorum cover > 25 % NOT Corynephorus canescens cover > 25 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBH03 Linario-Brometum tectorum Knapp 1961. 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. 168-170.