Northern Apennine Xerobromion

Description (English)

Open, arid pastures developed in the thermophilous deciduous Quercus cerris-Quercus pubescens-Ostrya carpinifolia belt of the northern Apennines, south approximately to the area of the Monte della Luna, southeastern Tuscany, where they occupy arenaceous-marly substrates and come in contact with the grasslands of unit R1H3, located on limestones and much richer in Apennine endemics. At their southern limit, the northern formations are rich in chamaephytes, notably Coronilla minima, Asperula purpurea, Fumana procumbens, alongside Astragalus monspessulanus, Bromus erectus, Brachypodium pinnatum and Festuca inops.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1A42I

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asperula purpurea
Flowering Plants Astragalus monspessulanus
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asperula purpurea Flowering Plants
Astragalus monspessulanus Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.272I Northern Apennine Xerobromion same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.272I Northern Apennine Xerobromion same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.272I Northern Apennine Xerobromion same
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