Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana

Description (English)

Highly threatened formations of the promontories of northern Sardinia, limited to the peninsulas of Stintino and Capo Caccia and the islands of Asinara and Tavola, dominated by the large, silvery-blue, hemispherical cushions of the endemic Tertiary relict Centaurea horrida, associated with many other endemic or restricted relict species including Astragalus massiliensis, Erodium corsicum, Limonium acutifolium, Nananthea perpusilla, Evax rotundata, Armeria pungens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria pungens
Flowering Plants Astragalus massiliensis
Flowering Plants Centaurea horrida
Flowering Plants Erodium corsicum
Flowering Plants Evax rotundata
Flowering Plants Limonium acutifolium
Flowering Plants Nananthea perpusilla
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria pungens Flowering Plants
Astragalus massiliensis Flowering Plants
Centaurea horrida Flowering Plants
Erodium corsicum Flowering Plants
Evax rotundata Flowering Plants
Limonium acutifolium Flowering Plants
Nananthea perpusilla Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F7.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.21 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 33.2 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 33.2 Sardinian Centaurea horrida phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 33.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 33.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 33.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 33.2   same
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