Habitat variability of the Littorelletea uniflorae plant communities in Polish Lobelia lakes

  • Marcin Szańkowski
  • Stanisław Kłosowski
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 190)

Abstract

A comparative analysis of the habitats of six plant communities of the Littorelletea uniflorae Br.-Bl. et R.Tx. 1943 class (Ranunculo-Juncetum bulbosi (Nordh. 1921) Oberd. 1957, Lobelietum dortmannae (Osvald 1923) Tx. ap. Dierss. 1972, Myriophyllo-Littorelletum Jeschke 1959 (variant with Littorella uniflora and variant with Myriophyllum alterniflorum), Luronietum natantis Szańkowski 1998 n.n. and Isoëtetum lacustris Szańkowski et Kłosowski 1996 n.n.) was conducted in Poland. The communities differ considerably from each other with respect to water and substrate properties, and attain their optimum development under specific habitat conditions. The present study reveals that, in Poland, the substrate properties of the above communities, with the exception of calcium content, vary to the same extent as those of most communities typical of eutrophic lakes.

Key words

indicators of habitat conditions Littorelletea uniflorae Lobelia lakes oligotrophy soft water 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Szańkowski
    • 1
  • Stanisław Kłosowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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