Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests

English name: Inner-Alpine restharrow (Ononis) steppe forests

Description (English)

Xerophile, often calcicolous, open Pinus sylvestris or Pinus sylvestris and Pinus uncinata forests of the montane level of inner Alpine valleys submitted to extreme continental climate (upper Durance, Ubaye, upper Tin‚e, Val di Susa, Maurienne, Val d'Aoste, Alto Adige (Val Venosta), Upper Engadine, Vintschgau, Virgental), rich in leguminous plants such as Ononis rotundifolia, Ononis cenisia, Astragalus austriacus, Astragalus purpureus, Coronilla minima, Onobrychis saxatilis and with a shrub layer comprising Juniperus communis, Juniperus sabina, Berberis vulgaris, Amelanchier ovalis.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.43
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Astragalus austriacus
Flowering Plants Astragalus purpureus
Flowering Plants Berberis vulgaris
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Conifers Juniperus communis
Conifers Juniperus sabina
Flowering Plants Onobrychis saxatilis
Flowering Plants Ononis cenisia
Flowering Plants Ononis rotundifolia
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Astragalus austriacus Flowering Plants
Astragalus purpureus Flowering Plants
Berberis vulgaris Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Juniperus sabina Conifers
Onobrychis saxatilis Flowering Plants
Ononis cenisia Flowering Plants
Ononis rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pinus uncinata Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.53 Inner-Alpine restharrow steppe forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment ? Not found in FTBA classification not defined
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.4.3 Pinède continentale xérophile wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.43 Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.43 Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.43 Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.43 Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.43 Inner-Alpine Ononis steppe forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.53 Inner-Alpine restharrow steppe forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.53 Inner-Alpine restharrow steppe forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.53 Inner-Alpine restharrow steppe forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.53   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.53   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.53   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.53   same
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