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Velký Kosíř u Prostějova - významný mezník v rozšíření teplomilných doubrav na Moravě

Title in English The Velký Kosíř Hill near Prostějov - an important landmark in distribution of thermophilous oak forests in Moravia


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Přírodovědné studie Muzea Prostějovska
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Faculty of Science

Field Ecology
Keywords vegetation - phytosociology - thermophilous oak forests - Quercus pubescens - Corno-Quercetum - Genisto pilosae-Quercetum petraeae - Central Moravia - exclave - relict
Description Thermophilous oak forests are characteristic vegetation type of warm and dry Central European lowlands. In Moravia, they occur mainly in the south and southwest, while in Central Moravia they are rather rare. The present study documents the northernmost exclave of two types of thermophilous oak forests in Moravia: dry-mesic oak forests of base-rich soils (Corno-Quercetum association) and dry oak forests of acidic soils (Genisto pilosae-Quercetum petraeae association). They occur on the south-western slopes of Velký Kosíř Hill near Prostějov town. The surprising occurrence of the base-demanding community in the region with the prevalence of base-poor bedrock is probably enabled by an admixture of loess in the soil. The results of the study confirm the phytogeographic peculiarity of the study region and support some earlier suggestions for the revision of its phytogeographic division.
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