Southern Britannic dry calcicolous grasslands

English name: Southern Britannic dry calcicolous grasslands

Description (English)

Grasslands of the chalk downs and mainly Jurassic calcareous hills of southern Britain, mostly of southern and eastern England, with Bromus erectus and Brachypodium pinnatum, or Festuca spp. and Avenula spp., often very rich in orchids.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2616
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.3216 Southern Britannic dry calcicolous grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2616 Southern Britannic dry calcicolous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2616 Southern Britannic dry calcicolous grasslands same
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