Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands

Description (English)

Open, xeric, stepped, scraped, species-rich grasslands of calcareous sunny slopes (adrets) in the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the Pyrenees, formed by the smooth, sharp-pointed, often curved-leaved Festuca gautieri, Festuca scoparia and often rich in small cushiony plants; characteristic elements include Koeleria vallesiana, Helictotrichon sedenense (Avena montana), Sesleria albicans, Sideritis hyssopifolia, Sideritis endressii, Helianthemum oelandicum var. hirtum, Androsace villosa, Gypsophila repens, Acinos alpinus, Paronychia serpyllifolia, Anthyllis vulneraria, Arenaria grandiflora, Astragalus sempervirens, Astragalus monspessulanus, Eryngium bourgatii, Fritillaria pyrenaica, Teucrium pyrenaicum, Erigeron pyrenaicus, Ononis cristata (Ononis cenisia), Onosma fastigiata, Saponaria caespitosa, Jurinea humilis, Seseli nanum, Arenaria tetraquetra, Scorzonera aristata, Thymelaea nivalis, Iberis bernardiana, Serratula nudicaulis, Asperula cynanchica, Polygala alpina, Oxytropis pyrenaica, Carex rupestris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4434

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca scoparia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca scoparia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands same
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