Hercynian calcaro-siliceous stony grasslands

English name: Hercynian calcaro-siliceous stony grasslands

Description (English)

Rupicolous communities, colonizing, in particular, deep cracks and ledges of calcaro-siliceous rocky slopes or cliffs, with, notably, Festuca heteropachys, Artemisia campestris, Aster linosyris, Lychnis viscaria, Potentilla rupestris. The range of these formations is centreed on the Hercynian ranges of middle Germany (notably Rhine, Nahe, Moselle, Mainz valleys and Hartz periphery), extending east to the Bohemian basin, west to Alsace and to extremely rare and isolated outposts in Ardenne valleys of Luxembourg, Belgium and France, where they are represented by Festuca heteropachys or Potentilla rupestris grasslands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.281
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 campestris
Flowering Plants Aster linosyris
Flowering Plants Festuca heteropachys
Flowering Plants Lychnis viscaria
Flowering Plants Potentilla rupestris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Artemisia campestris Flowering Plants
Aster linosyris Flowering Plants
Festuca heteropachys Flowering Plants
Lychnis viscaria Flowering Plants
Potentilla rupestris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.341 Hercynian calcaro-siliceous stony grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.281 Hercynian calcaro-siliceous stony grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.281 Hercynian calcaro-siliceous stony grasslands same
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