Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XBI
Malvion neglectae (Gutte 1972) Hejný 1978

This alliance includes low-growing vegetation dominated by prostrate archaeophytic annuals. It is confined to areas under traditional management such as trampled village yards, fowl runs and the edges of refuse dumps. The soils are rich in nutrients, especially due to dung water enrichment. This alliance is more common in the Balkans and eastern Europe. In the Czech Republic it is retreating due to socio-economic changes in village communities and decline of livestock or fowl-keeping in village households.

Orig. (Hejný 1978): Malvion neglectae

Syn.: Malvenion neglectae Gutte 1972 (suballiance)

Diagnostic species: Anthemis cotula. Chenopodium murale. C. vulvaria, Malva neglecta, Mercurialis annua. Poa annua. Polygonum aviculare agg., Sisymbrium officinale, Urtica urens

Constant species: Capsella bursa-pastoris. Lolium perenne, Malva neglecta, Plantago major. Poa annua. Polygonum aviculare agg.

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBI Malvion neglectae (Gutte 1972) Hejný 1978. 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. 175-176.