Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDC03
Arunco vulgaris-Lunarietum redivivae Sádlo et Petřík in Chytrý 2009

Arunco vulgaris-Lunarietum redivivae

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This association is dominated by two tall forbs, Aruncus vulgaris and Lunaria rediviva, which often co-occur but may form monodominant stands as well. It occurs on shaded screes, rocky slopes and in ravines, often in a close contact with ravine forests. While Aruncus vulgaris is more common on loamy soils affected by water erosion, Lunaria rediviva tends to attain dominance in places with accumulations of stones and boulders. Localities of this association are scattered in colline to montane areas of the Czech Republic, especially in deep river valleys.

Diagnostic species: Aruncus vulgaris, Lunaria rediviva; Ctenidium molluscum. Plagiochila porelloides

Constant species: Athyrium filix-femina. Impatiens noli-tangere, Lunaria rediviva, Senecio nemorensis agg., Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Aruncus vulgaris, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Lunaria rediviva; Eurhynchium hians. Plagiochila asplenioides

Formal definition: Aruncus vulgaris cover > 25 % OR Lunaria rediviva cover > 25 %

Source: Sádlo J. & Petřík P. (2009): XDC03 Arunco vulgaris-Lunarietum redivivae Sádlo et Petřík in Chytrý 2009. 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. 327-329.