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)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

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

History

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