Cyrno-Sardinian montane and alpine cliffs

Description (English)

Siliceous cliff and rock communities of the mountains of Corsica and Sardinia, distributed from the supra-Mediterranean to the alpine level, with Potentilla crassinervia, Armeria leucocephala, Silene requienii, Saxifraga pedemontana ssp. cervicornis. Supra-Mediterranean and montane communities have Amelanchier ovalis ssp. rhamnoides, cryomediterranean, subalpine and alpine communities have Festuca sardoa, Phyteuma serratum, Helechryssum frigidum, Aquilegia bernardii, Leucanthemum corsicum, Scabiosa corsica, upper alpine communities are characterized by the presence of Draba dubia, Asplenium viride, Draba loiseleurii, Erigeron paolii and the absence of thermophile species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U343

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Asplenium viride
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Aquilegia bernardii
Flowering Plants Draba dubia
Flowering Plants Draba loiseleurii
Flowering Plants Festuca sardoa
Flowering Plants Leucanthemum corsicum
Flowering Plants Phyteuma serratum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asplenium viride Ferns
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Aquilegia bernardii Flowering Plants
Draba dubia Flowering Plants
Draba loiseleurii Flowering Plants
Festuca sardoa Flowering Plants
Leucanthemum corsicum Flowering Plants
Phyteuma serratum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane and alpine cliffs same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane and alpine cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane and alpine cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane and alpine cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H3.14 Cyrno-Sardinian montane cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H3.24 Cyrno-Sardinian montane cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 62.24 Cyrno-Sardinian montane cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 62.24 Cyrno-Sardinian montane cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 62.24   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 62.24   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 62.24   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 62.24   same
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