Oro-Hellenic closed grassland

Description (English)

Dense, closed, usually unsculptured, chionophilous grasslands of acid and often deep soils over siliceous or calcareous substrates of the higher mountains of the southern Balkan peninsula, under Mediterranean climate influence, including the southern Pelagonides (Vermion), the Pindus of Greece and southern Albania, the Thessalian and the Peloponnese mountains; they develop on decalcified colluvions, on damp soils of seeps or poorly drained areas, and in depressions and other situations where snow lingers. Characteristic are Alopecurus gerardii, Poa pumila, Anthoxanthum alpinum, Phleum alpinum, Nardus stricta, Bellardiochloa violacea (Poa violacea), Trisetum flavescens, Trifolium pallescens, Trifolium parnassi, Trifolium heldreichianum, Trifolium alpestre, Trifolium ottonis, Omalotheca supina, Omalotheca hoppeana, Herniaria parnassica, Ranunculus sartorianus, Lotus corniculatus, Thesium parnassi, Plantago lanceolata, Plantago atrata, Plantago holosteum, Scleranthus perennis, Rorippa thracica, Erigeron epiroticus, Acinos alpinus, Luzula pindica, Crocus veluchensis, Scilla nivalis, Corydalis densiflora, Corydalis parnassica, Beta nana, Trinia guicciardii, Botrychium lunaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R434

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) E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.25 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.25 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.35 Oro-Hellenic closed grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.35   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 36.35   same
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