Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities

Description (English)

Closed, mesophile grasslands of depressions, flats and snow patches of the beech level of the southern Apennines, with Luzula multiflora, Luzula pindica, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca rubra, Festuca varia s.l., Festuca violacea, Bellardiochloa violacea (Poa violacea), Alopecurus gerardii, Danthonia decumbens, Phleum alpinum, Carex leporina, Hypochoeris laevigata, Dianthus deltoides, Nardus stricta, Crocus vernus, Sedum atratum, Euphrasia minima, Ajuga tenorii (Ajuga acaulis), Potentilla neumanniana var. rigoana, Potentilla argentea var. calabra, Ranunculus sartorianus, Ranunculus polyanthemos ssp. thomasii, Meum athamanticum, Asphodelus albus var. pollinensis, Plantago brutia, Pedicularis petiolaris, Omalotheca sylvatica (Gnaphalium sylvaticum), Cirsium vallis-demoni, Viola calcarata, Armeria majellensis; they are widespread in the siliceous Sila range and also occur on deep decalcified soils of the piani of the calcareous Pollino range.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1M7

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Festuca varia
Flowering Plants Luzula multiflora
Flowering Plants Luzula pindica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Festuca varia Flowering Plants
Luzula multiflora Flowering Plants
Luzula pindica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.832 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.852 Southern Italian Nardus stricta swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.272 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.72 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.72 Southern Italian mat-grass swards and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.72   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.72   same
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