Causse dolomitic arenas

English name: Causse dolomitic arenas

Description (English)

Very open formations colonizing, within the supra-Mediterranean steppe zone of the Causses (unit E1.51), local deposits of dolomitic sands, characterized by Armeria girardii (Armeria juncea), Arenaria aggregata, Helianthemum pilosum, Sedum ochroleucum, Alkanna tinctoria, Alyssum serpyllifolium, Helichrysum stoechas, Silene otites, Aster alpinus, Festuca christianii-bernardii, Corynephorus canescens, Phleum arenarium.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.314
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 Alkanna tinctoria
Flowering Plants Alyssum serpyllifolium
Flowering Plants Arenaria aggregata
Flowering Plants Armeria girardii
Flowering Plants Armeria juncea
Flowering Plants Aster alpinus
Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Helianthemum pilosum
Flowering Plants Helichrysum stoechas
Flowering Plants Phleum arenarium
Flowering Plants Sedum ochroleucum
Flowering Plants Silene otites
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alkanna tinctoria Flowering Plants
Alyssum serpyllifolium Flowering Plants
Arenaria aggregata Flowering Plants
Armeria girardii Flowering Plants
Armeria juncea Flowering Plants
Aster alpinus Flowering Plants
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Helianthemum pilosum Flowering Plants
Helichrysum stoechas Flowering Plants
Phleum arenarium Flowering Plants
Sedum ochroleucum Flowering Plants
Silene otites Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.514 Causse dolomitic arenas source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.314 Causse dolomitic arenas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.314 Causse dolomitic arenas same
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