Oro-Hellenic closed grassland

English name: Oro-Hellenic closed grassland

Description (English)

Dense, closed, usually unsculptured, chionophilous grasslands of acid and often deep soils over siliceous or calcareous substrates of the higher mountains of the southern Balkan peninsula, under Mediterranean climate influence, including the southern Pelagonides (Vermion), the Pindus of Greece and southern Albania, the Thessalian and the Peloponnese mountains; they develop on decalcified colluvions, on damp soils of seeps or poorly drained areas, and in depressions and other situations where snow lingers. Characteristic are Alopecurus gerardii, Poa pumila, Anthoxanthum alpinum, Phleum alpinum, Nardus stricta, Bellardiochloa violacea (Poa violacea), Trisetum flavescens, Trifolium pallescens, Trifolium parnassi, Trifolium heldreichianum, Trifolium alpestre, Trifolium ottonis, Omalotheca supina, Omalotheca hoppeana, Herniaria parnassica, Ranunculus sartorianus, Lotus corniculatus, Thesium parnassi, Plantago lanceolata, Plantago atrata, Plantago holosteum, Scleranthus perennis, Rorippa thracica, Erigeron epiroticus, Acinos alpinus, Luzula pindica, Crocus veluchensis, Scilla nivalis, Corydalis densiflora, Corydalis parnassica, Beta nana, Trinia guicciardii, Botrychium lunaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.35
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 Acinos alpinus
Flowering Plants Alopecurus gerardii
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum alpinum
Flowering Plants Bellardiochloa violacea
Flowering Plants Beta nana
Ferns Botrychium lunaria
Flowering Plants Corydalis densiflora
Flowering Plants Corydalis parnassica
Flowering Plants Crocus veluchensis
Flowering Plants Erigeron epiroticus
Flowering Plants Herniaria parnassica
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Luzula pindica
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Omalotheca hoppeana
Flowering Plants Omalotheca supina
Flowering Plants Phleum alpinum
Flowering Plants Plantago atrata
Flowering Plants Plantago holosteum
Flowering Plants Plantago lanceolata
Flowering Plants Poa pumila
Flowering Plants Poa violacea
Flowering Plants Ranunculus sartorianus
Flowering Plants Rorippa thracica
Flowering Plants Scilla nivalis
Flowering Plants Scleranthus perennis
Flowering Plants Thesium parnassi
Flowering Plants Trifolium alpestre
Flowering Plants Trifolium heldreichianum
Flowering Plants Trifolium ottonis
Flowering Plants Trifolium pallescens
Flowering Plants Trifolium parnassi
Flowering Plants Trinia guicciardii
Flowering Plants Trisetum flavescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acinos alpinus Flowering Plants
Alopecurus gerardii Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum alpinum Flowering Plants
Bellardiochloa violacea Flowering Plants
Beta nana Flowering Plants
Botrychium lunaria Ferns
Corydalis densiflora Flowering Plants
Corydalis parnassica Flowering Plants
Crocus veluchensis Flowering Plants
Erigeron epiroticus Flowering Plants
Herniaria parnassica Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Luzula pindica Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Omalotheca hoppeana Flowering Plants
Omalotheca supina Flowering Plants
Phleum alpinum Flowering Plants
Plantago atrata Flowering Plants
Plantago holosteum Flowering Plants
Plantago lanceolata Flowering Plants
Poa pumila Flowering Plants
Poa violacea Flowering Plants
Ranunculus sartorianus Flowering Plants
Rorippa thracica Flowering Plants
Scilla nivalis Flowering Plants
Scleranthus perennis Flowering Plants
Thesium parnassi Flowering Plants
Trifolium alpestre Flowering Plants
Trifolium heldreichianum Flowering Plants
Trifolium ottonis Flowering Plants
Trifolium pallescens Flowering Plants
Trifolium parnassi Flowering Plants
Trinia guicciardii Flowering Plants
Trisetum flavescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands 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 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.25 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.25 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.35   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 36.35   same
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