Arverno-Alpine varicoloured fescue garland-grasslands

English name: Arverno-Alpine varicoloured fescue garland-grasslands

Description (English)

Open, thermophile, stripped grasslands of the sunny slopes (adrets) of the (mostly) southern Alps and Central Massif, formed by calcifuge species of the hard, sharp-pointed Festuca varia group (Festuca varia, Festuca scabriculmis), often associated with Carex sempervirens s.l.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.333
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Festuca scabriculmis
Flowering Plants Festuca varia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Festuca scabriculmis Flowering Plants
Festuca varia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.333 Arverno-Alpine varicoloured fescue garland-grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.333 Arverno-Alpine varicoloured fescue garland-grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.333 Arverno-Alpine varicoloured fescue garland-grasslands same
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