Serpentinophilous grassland of Cyprus
Perennial herb communities restricted to ultramafic areas of Cyprus such as the Troodos mountains and the Akamas peninsula. The vegetation consists of small patches of sparse plant cover on rocky outcrops and stony places with a specialised flora, including several endemic species. Occurs at 700 to 1950 m in the central Troodos range although the most representative communities occur above 1700m. There are also similar communities at lower altitudes (350 –450m) on Akamas (western Troodos). The substrates are ultramafic rocks such as serpentine, dunite, werhlite & hurzburgite.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 62B0)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Mediterranean - Good|
|Natura 2000 sites||4 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Alyssum akamasicum||Flowering Plants|
|Corydalis rutifolia||Flowering Plants|
|Cynoglossum troodi||Flowering Plants|
|Minuartia pichleri||Flowering Plants|
|Onosma troodi||Flowering Plants|