Alpigenous acidophilous grassland

Description (English)

Mostly closed Carex curvula, Festuca spp., Oreochloa spp. or Juncus trifidus grasslands on siliceous soils of the alpine level of the Alps, the Carpathians and the Pyrenees, with very local outposts in the great Hercynian ranges and the Cantabrian Range. Androsace obtusifolia, Androsace carnea ssp. laggeri, Campanula barbata, Juncus jacquinii, Juncus trifidus, Silene exscapa, Gentiana alpina, Achillea erba-rotta, Euphrasia minima, Luzula lutea, Luzula spicata, Luzula hispanica, Lychnis alpina, Minuartia recurva, Minuartia sedoides, Pedicularis kerneri, Pedicularis pyrenaica, Phyteuma globulariifolium, Phyteuma hemisphaericum, Potentilla frigida, Armeria alpina, Senecio incanus, Trifolium alpinum, Veronica bellidioides, Ranunculus pyrenaeus are characteristic.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R433

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex curvula
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex curvula Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.24 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.24 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.34 Alpigenous acidophilous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.34   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 36.34   same
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