Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDA03
Calystegio sepium-Impatientetum glanduliferae Hilbig 1972

Calystegio sepium-Impatientetum glanduliferae

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The association Calystegio-Impatientetum is dominated by Impatiens glandulifera, a tall annual herb, which is an invasive neophyte of Asian origin. A constant subdominant species is Urtica dioica. This vegetation type commonly occurs on river banks and in floodplains; less frequently it can be found in wet ditches, along forest roads or in wet waste places. Habitats are usually partially shaded, with wet loamy to loamy-sandy soils rich in nutrients. In the Czech Republic Impatiens glandulifera has been spreading since the end of the 19th century. Currently it is common along rivers in lowland and colline areas throughout the country.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Hilbig 1972): Impatienti-Convolvuletum (Impatiens glandulifera. Calystegia sepium)

Syn.: Impatienti-Solidaginetum Moor 1958 p. min. p. (§ 36, nomen ambiguum), Impatiens glandulifera-Convolvulion-Gesellschaft Görs et Müller 1969 (§ 3c), Impatientetum glanduliferae Görs et Müller in Görs 1975

Diagnostic species: Calystegia sepium, Impatiens glandulifera, Myosoton aquaticum

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria. Artemisia vulgaris. Calystegia sepium. Galium aparine, Impatiens glandulifera, Urtica dioica; Atrichum undulatum

Dominant species: Impatiens glandulifera, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Impatiens glandulifera cover > 25 % NOT Salix alba cover > 25 % NOT Salix fragilis cover > 25 % NOT Salix triandra cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. & ©umberová K. (2009): XDA03 Calystegio sepium-Impatientetum glanduliferae Hilbig 1972. 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. 301-303.