Euro-Siberian rock debris swards

English name: Euro-Siberian rock debris swards

Description (English)

Open lowland and hill rock debris swards of suboceanic, temperate, boreal or sub-Mediterranean, climates of Western Europe and of Central Europe, east, sporadically, to the Baltic countries and the Black Sea, formed mostly by annuals and succulents or semisucculents on decomposed rock surfaces of edges, ledges or knolls, with calcareous or siliceous soils frequently disturbed by erosion or rabbits. Vegetation communities are of Alysso-Sedion albi and Seslerio-Festucion pallentis. These swards comprise a great variety of distinct and often very local, isolated communities harbouring many characteristic species like Erophila verna, Jovibarba globifera ssp. glabrescens, Poa bulbosa, Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum sexangulare, among which are numerous rare forms including both relict and evolutionarily recent taxa. Together with more developed grassland communities of unit E1.29, sometimes E1.21-E1.25, E1.27, or E1.281, very species poor communities of units H3.19 or H3.2B, and lacunar shrub formations of unit F3.1, they constitute the vascular vegetation of middle European inland cliffs and rock outcroppings of unit H3 (namely H3.1B, H3.1C and H3.2E).

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.11
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)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.5.1 Bedrock alvar type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.1a Dry meadow type on bedrocks, poor variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.1 Dry meadow type on bedrocks n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.1b Dry meadow type on bedrocks, northern variant n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.1.1 Végétation des dalles calcaires de basse altitude overlap
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T6.2 BAZIFILNÍ VEGETACE EFEMÉR A SUKULENTŮ (Basiphilous vegetation of spring therophytes and succulents) narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T6.1 ACIDOFILNÍ VEGETACE EFEMÉR A SUKULENTŮ (Acidophilous vegetation of spring therophytes and succulents) narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 4340000 Biotopy stabilizovaných sutín a plytkých skeletnatých pôd n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 4341000 Biotopy plytkých skeletnatých pôd na karbonátovom podloží n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.31 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.11 Euro-Siberian rock debris swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.11   same
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