Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands

English name: Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands

Description (English)

Open, xeric, stepped, scraped, species-rich grasslands of calcareous sunny slopes (adrets) in the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the Pyrenees, formed by the smooth, sharp-pointed, often curved-leaved Festuca gautieri, Festuca scoparia and often rich in small cushiony plants; characteristic elements include Koeleria vallesiana, Helictotrichon sedenense (Avena montana), Sesleria albicans, Sideritis hyssopifolia, Sideritis endressii, Helianthemum oelandicum var. hirtum, Androsace villosa, Gypsophila repens, Acinos alpinus, Paronychia serpyllifolia, Anthyllis vulneraria, Arenaria grandiflora, Astragalus sempervirens, Astragalus monspessulanus, Eryngium bourgatii, Fritillaria pyrenaica, Teucrium pyrenaicum, Erigeron pyrenaicus, Ononis cristata (Ononis cenisia), Onosma fastigiata, Saponaria caespitosa, Jurinea humilis, Seseli nanum, Arenaria tetraquetra, Scorzonera aristata, Thymelaea nivalis, Iberis bernardiana, Serratula nudicaulis, Asperula cynanchica, Polygala alpina, Oxytropis pyrenaica, Carex rupestris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.434
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.4)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acinos alpinus
Flowering Plants Androsace villosa
Flowering Plants Anthyllis vulneraria
Flowering Plants Arenaria grandiflora
Flowering Plants Arenaria tetraquetra
Flowering Plants Asperula cynanchica
Flowering Plants Astragalus monspessulanus
Flowering Plants Astragalus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Avena montana
Flowering Plants Carex rupestris
Flowering Plants Eryngium bourgatii
Flowering Plants Festuca gautieri
Flowering Plants Festuca scoparia
Flowering Plants Fritillaria pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Gypsophila repens
Flowering Plants Helictotrichon sedenense
Flowering Plants Iberis bernardiana
Flowering Plants Jurinea humilis
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Ononis cenisia
Flowering Plants Ononis cristata
Flowering Plants Onosma fastigiata
Flowering Plants Oxytropis pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Paronychia serpyllifolia
Flowering Plants Polygala alpina
Flowering Plants Saponaria caespitosa
Flowering Plants Scorzonera aristata
Flowering Plants Serratula nudicaulis
Flowering Plants Seseli nanum
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Flowering Plants Sideritis endressii
Flowering Plants Sideritis hyssopifolia
Flowering Plants Teucrium pyrenaicum
Flowering Plants Thymelaea nivalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acinos alpinus Flowering Plants
Androsace villosa Flowering Plants
Anthyllis vulneraria Flowering Plants
Arenaria grandiflora Flowering Plants
Arenaria tetraquetra Flowering Plants
Asperula cynanchica Flowering Plants
Astragalus monspessulanus Flowering Plants
Astragalus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Avena montana Flowering Plants
Carex rupestris Flowering Plants
Eryngium bourgatii Flowering Plants
Festuca gautieri Flowering Plants
Festuca scoparia Flowering Plants
Fritillaria pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Gypsophila repens Flowering Plants
Helictotrichon sedenense Flowering Plants
Iberis bernardiana Flowering Plants
Jurinea humilis Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Ononis cenisia Flowering Plants
Ononis cristata Flowering Plants
Onosma fastigiata Flowering Plants
Oxytropis pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Paronychia serpyllifolia Flowering Plants
Polygala alpina Flowering Plants
Saponaria caespitosa Flowering Plants
Scorzonera aristata Flowering Plants
Serratula nudicaulis Flowering Plants
Seseli nanum Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants
Sideritis endressii Flowering Plants
Sideritis hyssopifolia Flowering Plants
Teucrium pyrenaicum Flowering Plants
Thymelaea nivalis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.434 Pyrenean Festuca gautieri grasslands same
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