Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities

English name: Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities

Description (English)

Closed, mesophile grasslands of depressions, flats and snow patches of the beech level of the southern Apennines, with Luzula multiflora, Luzula pindica, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca rubra, Festuca varia s.l., Festuca violacea, Bellardiochloa violacea (Poa violacea), Alopecurus gerardii, Danthonia decumbens, Phleum alpinum, Carex leporina, Hypochoeris laevigata, Dianthus deltoides, Nardus stricta, Crocus vernus, Sedum atratum, Euphrasia minima, Ajuga tenorii (Ajuga acaulis), Potentilla neumanniana var. rigoana, Potentilla argentea var. calabra, Ranunculus sartorianus, Ranunculus polyanthemos ssp. thomasii, Meum athamanticum, Asphodelus albus var. pollinensis, Plantago brutia, Pedicularis petiolaris, Omalotheca sylvatica (Gnaphalium sylvaticum), Cirsium vallis-demoni, Viola calcarata, Armeria majellensis; they are widespread in the siliceous Sila range and also occur on deep decalcified soils of the piani of the calcareous Pollino range.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.832
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.83)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ajuga acaulis
Flowering Plants Ajuga tenorii
Flowering Plants Alopecurus gerardii
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Armeria majellensis
Flowering Plants Bellardiochloa violacea
Flowering Plants Carex leporina
Flowering Plants Crocus vernus
Flowering Plants Danthonia decumbens
Flowering Plants Dianthus deltoides
Flowering Plants Euphrasia minima
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Festuca varia
Flowering Plants Festuca violacea
Flowering Plants Gnaphalium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Hypochoeris laevigata
Flowering Plants Luzula multiflora
Flowering Plants Luzula pindica
Flowering Plants Meum athamanticum
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Omalotheca sylvatica
Flowering Plants Pedicularis petiolaris
Flowering Plants Phleum alpinum
Flowering Plants Plantago brutia
Flowering Plants Poa violacea
Flowering Plants Ranunculus sartorianus
Flowering Plants Sedum atratum
Flowering Plants Viola calcarata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ajuga acaulis Flowering Plants
Ajuga tenorii Flowering Plants
Alopecurus gerardii Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Armeria majellensis Flowering Plants
Bellardiochloa violacea Flowering Plants
Carex leporina Flowering Plants
Crocus vernus Flowering Plants
Danthonia decumbens Flowering Plants
Dianthus deltoides Flowering Plants
Euphrasia minima Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Festuca varia Flowering Plants
Festuca violacea Flowering Plants
Gnaphalium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Hypochoeris laevigata Flowering Plants
Luzula multiflora Flowering Plants
Luzula pindica Flowering Plants
Meum athamanticum Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Omalotheca sylvatica Flowering Plants
Pedicularis petiolaris Flowering Plants
Phleum alpinum Flowering Plants
Plantago brutia Flowering Plants
Poa violacea Flowering Plants
Ranunculus sartorianus Flowering Plants
Sedum atratum Flowering Plants
Viola calcarata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.72 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.852 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.272 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.72 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.72 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.72   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.72   same
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