Alpigenous crooked-sedge grasslands

English name: Alpigenous crooked-sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Formations of the Alps, of the Pyrenees and of the Carpathians, to which the dominance of the crooked sedge, Carex curvula, with twisted leaves whithering early at the tip, gives a highly distinctive texture and yellow-brown hue.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.341
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 curvula
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex curvula Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.341 Alpigenous crooked-sedge grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.341 Alpigenous crooked-sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.341 Alpigenous crooked-sedge grasslands same
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