Order CM02 (MOL-02)

Galietalia veri Mirkin et Naumova 1986

Steppic meadows on rarely flooded river terraces in the steppe and forest-steppe zones of Eastern Europe, and Western and Central Siberia

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Accepted name

Galietalia veri Mirkin et Naumova 1986

EuroVegChecklist name (Mucina et al. 2016)

Galietalia veri Mirkin et Naumova 1986



mol08 | The Galietalia veri represents a special type of Eastern European and Siberian meadow vegetation. The vegetation of this order occurs for J.-P. Theurillat in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia, on high-elevated alluvial river terraces. (N. Ermakov) Basic attributes of this order are: (1) subxeric meadows; (2) highly variable moisture regime including occasional spring flooding and summer dry; (3) continental climate; (4) presence of the Molinio-Arrhenathereta and Festuco-Brometea species; (5) absence of many European dominants typical of the Arrhenatheretalia (e.g. Anthoxanthum odoratum, Arrhenatherum elatius, Bellis perennis, Cynosurus cristatus, Holcus lanatus, etc.). This vegetation covers vast area and it deserved recognition on a high-rank level. (A. Solomeshch) The communities classified within Galietalia veri mostly should belong to the Festuco-Brometea (Brachypodietalia pinnati) and the Koelerio-Corynephoretea, and to a smaller extent probably also to the Trifolio-Geranietea and the Molinio-Arrhenatheretea (Arrhenatheretalia elatioris). Whether there is a case for recognition of the Galietalia veri remains open for further studies. (J. Dengler) Nomenclatural notes on this order are found in Kuzemko (2009). (L. Mucina).


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