Crau steppe

English name: Crau steppe

Description (English)

Open grasslands of the coussous still covering vast but dwindling expanses of the Crau (southern France) a fossil delta of the Durance, with Brachypodium retusum, Stipa capillata, Dichanthium ischaemum, Elymus caput-medusae, Thymus vulgaris, Bellis sylvestris, Asphodelus fistulosus, Euphorbia seguierana, Linum gallicum, Salvia multifida, Bufonia macrosperma; they support a fauna of exceptional originality.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.312
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asphodelus fistulosus
Flowering Plants Bellis sylvestris
Flowering Plants Brachypodium retusum
Flowering Plants Bufonia macrosperma
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Elymus caput-medusae
Flowering Plants Euphorbia seguierana
Flowering Plants Linum gallicum
Flowering Plants Salvia multifida
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Thymus vulgaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asphodelus fistulosus Flowering Plants
Bellis sylvestris Flowering Plants
Brachypodium retusum Flowering Plants
Bufonia macrosperma Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Elymus caput-medusae Flowering Plants
Euphorbia seguierana Flowering Plants
Linum gallicum Flowering Plants
Salvia multifida Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Thymus vulgaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.512 Crau steppe source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.312 Crau steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.312 Crau steppe same
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