Central European calcaro-siliceous sand grasslands

English name: Central European calcaro-siliceous sand grasslands

Description (English)

Closed, perennial communities of slightly calcareous sands of northern and western Central Europe, and of northern Eastern Europe, characteristic, in particular, of old riverine dunes and morainal hills, with Armeria elongata, Festuca trachyphylla, Sedum sexangulare, Carex ligerica, Helichrysum arenarium. Best represented in the dunal system of the large rivers of Central Europe, in particular the Weser, the Aller, the Elbe, the Oder, the Vistula, the Bugu, the Narwi, of the morainal hills of the Baltic plain of Mecklenburg-Pomerania, of Brandenburg and of Poland and Lithuania, of the Main sands of Franconia and of the Bohemian basin, these formations extend west to the fluviatile district of the Netherlands, and east to Polesia, Lithuania and northwestern Russia, south to the upper Rhine sand flats and the Bavarian Plateau.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.282
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 Armeria elongata
Flowering Plants Carex ligerica
Flowering Plants Festuca trachyphylla
Flowering Plants Helichrysum arenarium
Flowering Plants Sedum sexangulare
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria elongata Flowering Plants
Carex ligerica Flowering Plants
Festuca trachyphylla Flowering Plants
Helichrysum arenarium Flowering Plants
Sedum sexangulare Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.342 Central European calcaro-siliceous sand grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.282 Central European calcaro-siliceous sand grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.282 Central European calcaro-siliceous sand grasslands same
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