Pyrenean Xerobromion

English name: Pyrenean Xerobromion

Description (English)

Hill and montane xerophile calcareous grasslands of the Pyrenees and adjacent areas; in the pubescent oak level of the eastern part of the range Xerobromion grasslands with Koeleria vallesiana, Festuca ovina s.l. and Bromus erectus come in contact with Aphyllanthion formations occupying more humid soils and closed postcultural Brachypodium grasslands of the Brachypodion phoenicoides. On the south side of the range, xerophile pastures are represented in lower zones and on sheletered sunny slopes by communities of the Aphyllanthion, of decidedly Mediterranean hue, while the formations of the Xerobromion, of more Euro-Siberian character, occupy the other situations. Chamaephytes such as Helianthemum nummularium, Artemisia alba, Teucrium pyrenaicum, Ononis spinosa, Ononis natrix are abundant alongside the gramineous Phleum phleoides, Festuca ovina s.l., and Carex humilis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.272G
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 Artemisia alba
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Ononis natrix
Flowering Plants Ononis spinosa
Flowering Plants Phleum phleoides
Flowering Plants Teucrium pyrenaicum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia alba Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Ononis natrix Flowering Plants
Ononis spinosa Flowering Plants
Phleum phleoides Flowering Plants
Teucrium pyrenaicum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.332G Pyrenean Xerobromion source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.272G Pyrenean Xerobromion same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.272G Pyrenean Xerobromion same
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