The association Carici albae - Piceetum, a new forest community from the Western Carpathians
During the period of 1988 -1990 a vegetation inventory was done in the National Nature Reserve Demanovská dolina (the Nizke Tatry Mts.). The research was focused on a study of spruce stands dominated by Carex alba in the understorey. A new association, the Carici albae - Piceetum (the Abietion albae, Vaccinio - Piceetea was described. It is characterized from ecological and coenological points of view. The differences compared to other communities with dominating Carex alba are discussed.
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