Alpic tall grass communities

English name: Alpic tall grass communities

Description (English)

Communities of the montane and subalpine levels of high and moderately high mountains of the Alpine system and neighbouring ranges, dominated by tall grasses, accompanied by a species cortège similar to that of the subalpine tall-herb communities. They are bound to both siliceous and carbonate substrates. Characteristic species: Calamagrostis arundinacea, Calamagrostis villosa, Deschampsia cespitosa. In the Carpathians they are represented by a very high number of associations included in the alliances Calamagrostion villosae, Trisetion fusci, Festucion carpaticae and Calamagrostion arundinaceae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.52
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E5.5)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calamagrostis arundinacea
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis villosa
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis arundinacea Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis villosa Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.82 Alpigene tall grass communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.2.3 Mégaphorbiaie de montagne mésophile à graminées same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A4.1 SUBALPÍNSKÉ VYSOKOSTÉBELNÉ TRÁVNÍKY (Subalpine tall grasslands) same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.52 Alpigene tall grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.82 Alpigene tall grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.82 Alpigene tall grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.82   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.82   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.82   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 37.82   same
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