Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland

Description (English)

Xerophile, open formations dominated by perennial, tuft-forming grasses, often rich in chamaephytes, colonizing superficial calcareous soils, often on steep slopes, clifftops or hilltops, in the sub-Atlantic domain of the Quercion pubescentii-petraeae and its northern irradiations and in the sub-Mediterranean mountains of the northern Italian peninsula, with Bromus erectus, Sesleria albicans, Koeleria vallesiana, Melica ciliata, Stipa pennata, Stipa bavarica, Stipa capillata, Stipa pulcherrima, Phleum phleoides, Brachypodium pinnatum, Carex humilis, Fumana procumbens, Globularia punctata, Ononis pusilla, Helianthemum apenninum, Helianthemum canum, Helianthemum nummularium, Linum tenuifolium, Teucrium chamaedrys, Allium sphaerocephalon, Arabis hirsuta, Anthericum liliago, Aster linosyris, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Biscutella laevigata, Orobanche teucrii, Artemisia alba, Sedum album, Sedum acre, Acinos arvensis, Hippocrepis comosa, Sanguisorba minor, Potentilla neumanniana, Scabiosa columbaria, Astragalus monspessulanus, Teucrium pyrenaicum, Ononis spinosa, Ononis natrix.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1A4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.113 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.33 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.33 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.33   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.33   same
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