Helleno-Balkanic stripped grasslands

English name: Helleno-Balkanic stripped grasslands

Description (English)

Open, scraped, stepped and garland grasslands of the alpine and subalpine levels of the calcareous mountains of the southern Balkan peninsula, under Mediterranean climate influence, including the southern Pelagonides (Vermion), the Pindus, the Thessalian and the Peloponnese mountains, dominated by Sesleria korabensis, Sesleria coerulans, Festuca graeca, Carex kitaibeliana, Stipa pulcherrima with Viola heterophylla ssp. graeca, Minuartia verna, Paronychia rechingeri, Silene ciliata, Dianthus minutiflorus, Draba athoa, Iberis sempervirens, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. pulchella, Acinos alpinus, Edraianthus graminifolius, Centaurea pindicola, Galium anisophyllon, Morina persica, Bornmuellera baldaccii, Bornmuellera tymphaea, Poa pirinica, Poa thessala, Festuca olympica, and a few woody species, in particular Daphne oleoides and Juniperus nana.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.437
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

Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Acinos alpinus
Flowering Plants Bornmuellera baldaccii
Flowering Plants Bornmuellera tymphaea
Flowering Plants Carex kitaibeliana
Flowering Plants Centaurea pindicola
Flowering Plants Daphne oleoides
Flowering Plants Dianthus minutiflorus
Flowering Plants Draba athoa
Flowering Plants Edraianthus graminifolius
Flowering Plants Festuca graeca
Flowering Plants Festuca olympica
Flowering Plants Galium anisophyllon
Flowering Plants Iberis sempervirens
Flowering Plants Minuartia verna
Flowering Plants Morina persica
Flowering Plants Paronychia rechingeri
Flowering Plants Poa pirinica
Flowering Plants Poa thessala
Flowering Plants Sesleria coerulans
Flowering Plants Sesleria korabensis
Flowering Plants Silene ciliata
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus nana Conifers
Acinos alpinus Flowering Plants
Bornmuellera baldaccii Flowering Plants
Bornmuellera tymphaea Flowering Plants
Carex kitaibeliana Flowering Plants
Centaurea pindicola Flowering Plants
Daphne oleoides Flowering Plants
Dianthus minutiflorus Flowering Plants
Draba athoa Flowering Plants
Edraianthus graminifolius Flowering Plants
Festuca graeca Flowering Plants
Festuca olympica Flowering Plants
Galium anisophyllon Flowering Plants
Iberis sempervirens Flowering Plants
Minuartia verna Flowering Plants
Morina persica Flowering Plants
Paronychia rechingeri Flowering Plants
Poa pirinica Flowering Plants
Poa thessala Flowering Plants
Sesleria coerulans Flowering Plants
Sesleria korabensis Flowering Plants
Silene ciliata Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.437 Helleno-Balkanic stripped grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.437 Helleno-Balkanic stripped grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.437 Helleno-Balkanic stripped grasslands same
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