Northern Apennine Xerobromion

English name: Northern Apennine Xerobromion

Description (English)

Open, arid pastures developed in the thermophilous deciduous Quercus cerris-Quercus pubescens-Ostrya carpinifolia belt of the northern Apennines, south approximately to the area of the Monte della Luna, southeastern Tuscany, where they occupy arenaceous-marly substrates and come in contact with the grasslands of unit E1.54, located on limestones and much richer in Apennine endemics. At their southern limit, the northern formations are rich in chamaephytes, notably Coronilla minima, Asperula purpurea, Fumana procumbens, alongside Astragalus monspessulanus, Bromus erectus, Brachypodium pinnatum and Festuca inops.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.272I
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 Asperula purpurea
Flowering Plants Astragalus monspessulanus
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Festuca inops
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus cerris
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asperula purpurea Flowering Plants
Astragalus monspessulanus Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Festuca inops Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus cerris Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.272I Northern Apennine Xerobromion same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.272I Northern Apennine Xerobromion same
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