Class LA

Alnetea glutinosae Br.-Bl. et Tüxen ex Westhoff et al. 1946

Alder and willow carrs

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The class Alnetea glutinosae comprises alder swamp forests and willow scrub occurring in habitats with a permanently high water table. Dominant species include Alnus glutinosa, Salix aurita and S. cinerea. The herb layer is formed of wetland plants such as tall sedges and grasses, while typical forest species are absent. In waterlogged sites litter decomposition is impeded and fen-like conditions begin to form.

Citation: Douda J. (2013): Mokřadní olšiny a vrbiny (Alnetea glutinosae). Alder and willow carrs. – In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 4. Lesní a křovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation], p. 166–192, Academia, Praha.
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