EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E1.13 - Continental dry rocky steppic grasslands and dwarf scrub on chalk outcrops

Continental dry rocky steppic grasslands and dwarf scrub on chalk outcrops

English name: Continental dry rocky steppic grasslands and dwarf scrub on chalk outcrops

Description (English)

Communities of chamaephytes on cretaceous outcrops in the steppe and southern forest-steppe zones in the Don and (probably) Volga basins. A mix of the species of continental steppes is typical. The community is usually open, and plant cover varies from 30-70% with several threatened plant species. Species list: Androsace koso-poljanskii, Artemisia hololeuca, Thymus cretaceous, Helianthemum cretophilum, Jurinea brachycephala, Gypsophila oligosperma, Asperula tephrocarpa, Euphorbia cretophila, Helianthemum cretaceum, Hyssopus cretaceous Astragalus tanaiticus, Daphne Sophia, Erysimum ucrainicum, Genista tanaitica, Hedysarum cretaceum, Hedysarum ucrainicum, Onobrychis vassilczenkoi, Pinus cretacea, Scrophularia cretacea, Silene cretacea

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.13
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 Artemisia hololeuca
Flowering Plants Asperula tephrocarpa
Flowering Plants Astragalus tanaiticus
Flowering Plants Erysimum ucrainicum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cretophila
Flowering Plants Genista tanaitica
Flowering Plants Hedysarum cretaceum
Flowering Plants Hedysarum ucrainicum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum cretaceum
Flowering Plants Jurinea brachycephala
Flowering Plants Scrophularia cretacea
Flowering Plants Silene cretacea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia hololeuca Flowering Plants
Asperula tephrocarpa Flowering Plants
Astragalus tanaiticus Flowering Plants
Erysimum ucrainicum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cretophila Flowering Plants
Genista tanaitica Flowering Plants
Hedysarum cretaceum Flowering Plants
Hedysarum ucrainicum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum cretaceum Flowering Plants
Jurinea brachycephala Flowering Plants
Scrophularia cretacea Flowering Plants
Silene cretacea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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