Illyrian alpine and subalpine acid open grasslands

Description (English)

Open habitats dominated by patches of Minuartia recurva and Scleranthus neglectus, with perimeter from several cm to 80 cm. The total herb cover is often not higher than 20%. They are species-poor, and in addition to the dominants the typical species are Armeria rumelica, Poa violacea, Cardamine pancicii, Luzula campestris, Juncus trifidus, Anthemis carpatica, Jasione orbiculata, Rumex acetosella, Plantago carinata, Campanula scheuchzeri and numerous mosses and lichens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R43A

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthemis carpatica
Flowering Plants Armeria rumelica
Flowering Plants Cardamine pancicii
Flowering Plants Jasione orbiculata
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Flowering Plants Luzula campestris
Flowering Plants Plantago carinata
Flowering Plants Poa violacea
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella
Flowering Plants Scleranthus neglectus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthemis carpatica Flowering Plants
Armeria rumelica Flowering Plants
Cardamine pancicii Flowering Plants
Jasione orbiculata Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants
Luzula campestris Flowering Plants
Plantago carinata Flowering Plants
Poa violacea Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Scleranthus neglectus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.3B Illyrian alpine and subalpine acid open grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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