Triestine knapweed-chrysopogon grasslands

English name: Triestine knapweed-chrysopogon grasslands

Description (English)

Lacunar, cespitose steppic grasslands of the northeastern Adriatic dominated by the tall andropogonid grasses Chrysopogon gryllus and Dichanthium ischaemum, associated with Cleistogenes serotina, and with Carex humilis, Anthyllis adriadica, Asperula purpurea, the endemic Centaurea cristata, Artemisia alba, Bupleurum veronense, Petrorhagia saxifraga, Argyrolobium zanonii, Onosma javorkae, Carlina corymbosa, Gentiana tergestina. They are characteristic of the Triestine karst, with uncommon occurrence in karstic Slovenia. These tall-grass steppic grasslands are intermediate between the more mediterranean andropogonid grass steppes of unit E1.4344 and the peri-Alpine Chrysopogon grasslands of unit E1.267. Related Chrysopogon grasslands also exist in units E1.551 and E1.553.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.5524
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.55)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Argyrolobium zanonii
Flowering Plants Artemisia alba
Flowering Plants Asperula purpurea
Flowering Plants Bupleurum veronense
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Carlina corymbosa
Flowering Plants Centaurea cristata
Flowering Plants Chrysopogon gryllus
Flowering Plants Cleistogenes serotina
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Gentiana tergestina
Flowering Plants Onosma javorkae
Flowering Plants Petrorhagia saxifraga
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Argyrolobium zanonii Flowering Plants
Artemisia alba Flowering Plants
Asperula purpurea Flowering Plants
Bupleurum veronense Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Carlina corymbosa Flowering Plants
Centaurea cristata Flowering Plants
Chrysopogon gryllus Flowering Plants
Cleistogenes serotina Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Gentiana tergestina Flowering Plants
Onosma javorkae Flowering Plants
Petrorhagia saxifraga Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.7524 Triestine knapweed-chrysopogon grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.5524 Triestine knapweed-chrysopogon grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.5524 Triestine knapweed-chrysopogon grasslands same
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