Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 401-410

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201664020401
Published online 2016-05-04

Floristic Survey of Summer Aspect in Chosen China Clay Pits in Western Bohemia

Kamila Botková1, Jana Kůrová2

1Department of Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Five different china clay pits in the western part of the Czech Republic were explored and plant species were determined. These chosen pits were: Hájek-western part, Chlumčany, Horní Bříza, Otovice and Podlesí II. China clay pits with active excavation represent a specific environment concerning both physical and chemical characteristics. This article is presenting a list of the higher plants which were found within active excavation or former excavation areas. Species with a protection status according to the Czech legislation are presented in more detail. 189 different species have been found in total, including 2 species from category C4 – potentially vulnerable taxa, 6 species from category C3 – endangered taxa and 1 species from the C1 – critically threatened taxa from the Red List of Vascular Plants of the Czech Republic. 28 different species occurred at each of the five sites. Predominant species favour sandy substratum and bare surface.

Funding

This study was supported by a grant of the Internal Grant Agency, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, „The soil seed bank of china clay pits and its influence on its natural restoration as a solution for restoration“ [53/2013] and by grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway [EHP-CZ02-OV-1-040-2015].

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