Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards

English name: Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards

Description (English)

Open grasslands of strongly to slightly calcareous inland sands of Western Europe and of middle, western and northern Central Europe, locally to Slovakia, the Baltic States and Belarus, with Helichrysum arenarium, Silene otites, Silene chlorantha, Dianthus deltoides, Dianthus arenarius, Bromus tectorum, Cynodon dactylon, Gypsophila fastigiata ssp. arenaria, Astragalus arenarius, Androsace septentrionalis, Onosma arenaria, Jurinea cyanoides, Koeleria glauca, Koeleria macrantha, Festuca psammophila, Festuca polesica, Festuca duvalii, Poa bulbosa, Pannonic endemic Colchicum arenarium and the Brandenburg endemic Stipa borysthenica ssp. germanica, sometimes interspersed with annual formations with Cerastium semidecandrum, Vicia lathyroides, Silene conica, Phleum arenarium, Petrorhagia prolifera, Arenaria serpyllifolia, Sedum acre. Dunal equivalent formations are found in unit H5.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.12
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

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.4.1 Koeleria glauca type n/a
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 13 Upland calcareous grassland overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.1.1 Végétation des dalles calcaires de basse altitude overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.32 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.12 Euro-Siberian pioneer calcareous sand swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.12   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.12   same
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