Acid siliceous inland cliffs

English name: Acid siliceous inland cliffs

Description (English)

Dry non-calcareous inland cliffs. Specific plant associations colonize montane and Mediterranean cliffs. Most of the subdivisions refer to them. Northern lowland cliffs usually support fragments of other less specialized communities.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H3.1
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Gypsophilion tenuifoliae Onipchenko 2002 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of insolated cliffs of subnival to subalpine zones of Caucasus Schaminee et al, 2012
Thalictro foetidi-Asplenion Onipchenko et Gorbachevskaya in Onipchenko 2002 Fern-rich vegetation of crevices of siliceous rocks of forest zone of Caucasus Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion cotyledonis Nordhagen 1943 Vegetation of siliceous rock crevices and ledges of Scandinavia, Arctic Ocean archipelagos and Greenland Saxifragion cotyledonis subarcticum Nordhagen 1936 Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion cymosae Lakušic 1970 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of western Balkan Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Linarion caprariae Foggi et al. 2006 Thermo-mesomediterranean chasmophytic vegetation of siliceous crevices of Tuscan Archipelago Schaminee et al, 2012
Gymnogrammo-Scrophularion Rivas Goday 1964 Meso-oromediterranean saxicolous communities of exposed silicious rock-shelves of central and western Iberian Peninsula Gymnogrammo-Scrophularion Rivas Goday ex M.A. Alonso et al. 1998; Rumici-Dianthion lusitani Rivas-Mart. et al. 1973; Rumici indurati-Dianthion lusitani Rivas-Mart., Izco et Costa ex Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Potentillion crassinerviae Gamisans 1976 Cyrno-Sardean crevice vegetation of siliceous substrates Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion nevadensis Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1971 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of high mountains in Sierra Nevada Schaminee et al, 2012
Asplenion septentrionalis Gams ex Oberd. 1938 Fern-rich vegetation of siliceous sunny rock crevices of temperate and boreal Europe Androsacion septentrionalis Gams 1940; Asplenion septentrionalis Focquet 1982; Asplenion septentrionalis Gams 1927 Schaminee et al, 2012
Silenion lerchenfeldianae Simon 1958 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of Eastern Carpathians and southern Balkan Peninsula Silenion lerchenfeldianae Horvat 1937; Silenion lerchenfeldianae Simon 1957 Schaminee et al, 2012
Polypodion serrati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Circummediterranean fern-rich epilithic communities of shaded rocks faces and crevices Anogrammion leptophyllae Bellot et Casaseca in Bellot 1968; Asplenio-Sedion Br.-Bl. 1966; Gymnogrammion leptophyllae Bellot et Casaseca in Casaseca 1959; Polypodion Br.-Bl. 1931; Polypodion cambrici Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Polypodion serrati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1957; Anomodontion europaeum O. de Bolòs et Masalles 1983; Bartramio-Polypodion serrati O. de Bolòs et Vives in O. de Bolòs 1957; Selaginello denticulatae-Anogrammion leptophyllae Rivas-Mart. et al.1999 Schaminee et al, 2012
Hieracion carpetani González-Albo 1941 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of high mountains in central and northern Spain Saxifragion willkommianae Rivas-Mart. 1964; Saxifragion caballeroi Rivas-Mart. 1964 corr. Rivas-Mart. et C. Sáenz 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Androsacion vandellii Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et Jenny 1926 nom. corr. Vegetation of siliceous rock crevices and ledges in alpine and nival belts of Central European mountains Androsacion multiflorae Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et Jenny 1926; Androsacion vandellii Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et Jenny 1926 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002; Saxifragion bryoidis Nègre 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Polygonion icarici Horvat in Horvat et al. ex Bergmeier et al. 2011 Crevice vegetation of sunny siliceous rocks of southern Aegean archipelago Polygonion icarici Horvat in Horvat et al. 1974 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cheilanthion hispanicae Rivas Goday 1956 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of meso-supramediterranean belts of western Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Pohlio crudae-Asplenion septentrionalis S. Brullo et Siracusa in S. Brullo et al. 2003 Fern-rich vegetation of siliceous shaded rock crevices of supramediterranean belt of Sicily and Calabria Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion pedemontanae Barbero et Bono 1967 Crevice vegetation on siliceous substrates of high mountains in Alpes-Maritimes Schaminee et al, 2012
Sesamoidion suffruticosae Ortiz et Pulgar 2000 Saxicolous communities on siliceous crevices and gravel slopes in temperate regions of southern Galicia and northern Portugal Schaminee et al, 2012
Hypno-Polypodion vulgaris Mucina 1993 Fern-rich vegetation of siliceous shaded rock crevices of colline to sub-montane belts of Central Europe Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion continentalis Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Suptramediterranean saxicolous communities of siliceous shady crevices of central and western Iberian Peninsula Saxifragion fragosoi Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Asarinion procumbentis (Br.-Bl. in Meier et Br.-Bl. 1934) Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Crevice vegetation of siliceous rocks of colline to sub-montane belts of Massif Central Antirrhinion asarinae (Br.-Bl. in Meier et Br.-Bl. 1934) Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Antirrhinion asarinae Br.-Bl. 1931; Asarinion rupestris Br.-Bl. in Meier et Br.-Bl. 1934; Dianthion gratianopolitani Focquet 1982 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.2 Silicicolous and boreo-basaltic chasmophyte communities same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.1 Dry meadow type on bedrocks n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 I111 Natural rock exposure: inland cliff, acid/neutral overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.4.2 Paroi de roche siliceuse, serpentine same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 4110000 Silikátové n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.1 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.1 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H3.1 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H3.1 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H3.1 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H3.2 Acid siliceous inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 62.2 Vegetated siliceous inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 62.2 Vegetated siliceous inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 62.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 62.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 62.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 62.2   same
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