Illyrian mat-grass swards

English name: Illyrian mat-grass swards

Description (English)

Mesophile and xerophile Nardus stricta-dominated or -rich grasslands of relatively high-rainfall lowland, collinar and montane regions of the Dinarides of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, northwestern Albania, mostly characteristic of the Fagion illyricum beech level and of the heaths of the Carpinion illyricum environment, extending into the Adriatic-influenced western forests of the Fagion moesiacum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.715
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.71)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.115 Illyrian mat-grass swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.715 Illyrian mat-grass swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.715 Illyrian mat-grass swards same
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