Alpigenous acidophilous grassland

English name: Alpigenous acidophilous grassland

Description (English)

Mostly closed Carex curvula, Festuca spp., Oreochloa spp. or Juncus trifidus grasslands on siliceous soils of the alpine level of the Alps, the Carpathians and the Pyrenees, with very local outposts in the great Hercynian ranges and the Cantabrian Range. Androsace obtusifolia, Androsace carnea ssp. laggeri, Campanula barbata, Juncus jacquinii, Juncus trifidus, Silene exscapa, Gentiana alpina, Achillea erba-rotta, Euphrasia minima, Luzula lutea, Luzula spicata, Luzula hispanica, Lychnis alpina, Minuartia recurva, Minuartia sedoides, Pedicularis kerneri, Pedicularis pyrenaica, Phyteuma globulariifolium, Phyteuma hemisphaericum, Potentilla frigida, Armeria alpina, Senecio incanus, Trifolium alpinum, Veronica bellidioides, Ranunculus pyrenaeus are characteristic.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.34
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Achillea erba-rotta
Flowering Plants Androsace obtusifolia
Flowering Plants Armeria alpina
Flowering Plants Campanula barbata
Flowering Plants Carex curvula
Flowering Plants Euphrasia minima
Flowering Plants Gentiana alpina
Flowering Plants Juncus jacquinii
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Flowering Plants Luzula hispanica
Flowering Plants Luzula lutea
Flowering Plants Luzula spicata
Flowering Plants Lychnis alpina
Flowering Plants Minuartia recurva
Flowering Plants Minuartia sedoides
Flowering Plants Pedicularis kerneri
Flowering Plants Pedicularis pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Phyteuma globulariifolium
Flowering Plants Phyteuma hemisphaericum
Flowering Plants Potentilla frigida
Flowering Plants Ranunculus pyrenaeus
Flowering Plants Senecio incanus
Flowering Plants Silene exscapa
Flowering Plants Trifolium alpinum
Flowering Plants Veronica bellidioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea erba-rotta Flowering Plants
Androsace obtusifolia Flowering Plants
Armeria alpina Flowering Plants
Campanula barbata Flowering Plants
Carex curvula Flowering Plants
Euphrasia minima Flowering Plants
Gentiana alpina Flowering Plants
Juncus jacquinii Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants
Luzula hispanica Flowering Plants
Luzula lutea Flowering Plants
Luzula spicata Flowering Plants
Lychnis alpina Flowering Plants
Minuartia recurva Flowering Plants
Minuartia sedoides Flowering Plants
Pedicularis kerneri Flowering Plants
Pedicularis pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Phyteuma globulariifolium Flowering Plants
Phyteuma hemisphaericum Flowering Plants
Potentilla frigida Flowering Plants
Ranunculus pyrenaeus Flowering Plants
Senecio incanus Flowering Plants
Silene exscapa Flowering Plants
Trifolium alpinum Flowering Plants
Veronica bellidioides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.3.7 Pelouse acide de l'étage alpin supérieur same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A1.1 VYFOUKÁVANÉ ALPÍNSKÉ TRÁVNÍKY (Wind-swept alpine grasslands) wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A1.2 ZAPOJENÉ ALPÍNSKÉ TRÁVNÍKY (Closed alpine grasslands) wider
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 9311000 Alpínske hole na silikátovom podklade n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 9311200 Trávnaté alpínske spolocenstvá na zvetraných skalách a spevnených zarastených sutiach n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.24 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.24 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.34   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 36.34   same
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