Central Apennine Mesobromion grasslands

English name: Central Apennine Mesobromion grasslands

Description (English)

Closed mesophile grasslands of the piani of the beech level of the Monti Sibillini and adjacent regions of the central Apennines, with a rich floristic cortège including many higher altitude species and Apennine endemics, dominated by the grasses Bromus erectus, Festuca circummediterranea, Brachypodium pinnatum, Poa pratensis, Briza media, Festuca pratensis, with Filipendula vulgaris, Alchemilla glaucescens, Scabiosa columbaria, Trifolium montanum, Lotus corniculatus, Thymus longicaulis, Rhinanthus personatus, Cerastium fontanum, Galium anisophyllon, and with the central Italian endemicGentiana columnae on summits and slopes, Asphodelus albus and Fritillaria tenella in plains and gullies.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.268
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 Alchemilla glaucescens
Flowering Plants Asphodelus albus
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Briza media
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Cerastium fontanum
Flowering Plants Festuca circummediterranea
Flowering Plants Festuca pratensis
Flowering Plants Filipendula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Fritillaria tenella
Flowering Plants Galium anisophyllon
Flowering Plants Gentiana columnae
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Flowering Plants Rhinanthus personatus
Flowering Plants Scabiosa columbaria
Flowering Plants Thymus longicaulis
Flowering Plants Trifolium montanum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alchemilla glaucescens Flowering Plants
Asphodelus albus Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Briza media Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Cerastium fontanum Flowering Plants
Festuca circummediterranea Flowering Plants
Festuca pratensis Flowering Plants
Filipendula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Fritillaria tenella Flowering Plants
Galium anisophyllon Flowering Plants
Gentiana columnae Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Rhinanthus personatus Flowering Plants
Scabiosa columbaria Flowering Plants
Thymus longicaulis Flowering Plants
Trifolium montanum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.328 Central Apennine Mesobromion grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.268 Central Apennine Mesobromion grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.268 Central Apennine Mesobromion grasslands same
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