Hercynio-Jurassic blue moorgrass Xerobromion

English name: Hercynio-Jurassic blue moorgrass Xerobromion

Description (English)

Dry calciphile grasslands of sunny stony slopes and cliff ledges of the Swabian and Franconian Jura and of the Franconian Main region, dominated by Sesleria albicans, usually accompanied by Bromus erectus and often, particularly in the Jura, by Festuca pallens and alpine species below their normal zone; they are somewhat intermediate between the sub-Atlantic very dry grasslands and the pale fescue grasslands of unit E1.29, particularly of unit E1.2911, and are sometimes included among the latter.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.273
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 Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Festuca pallens
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Festuca pallens Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.333 Hercynio-Jurassic blue moorgrass Xerobromion source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.273 Hercynio-Jurassic blue moorgrass Xerobromion same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.273 Hercynio-Jurassic blue moorgrass Xerobromion same
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