Peat grasslands of Troodos

English name: Peat grasslands of Troodos

Description (English)

Calamagrostis epipejeos tall (c. 1m) meadows developing at an altitude of around 1650 m on seasonally inundated depressions, on serpentinised substrate with basic pH. The meadows are inundated from October-November until June-July, depending on the rainfall but even in summer the soil is wet and muddy. The vegetation cover is thick and the dominant graminoids C. epipejeos and Juncus littoralis and other herbs form a continuous mat on the soil. The floristic structure is characterised by species which occur only or mainly at this habitat in Cyprus, such as C. epipejeos and Poa pratensis, and by a few endemic species occuring only at the high altitude damp places in the Troodos mountains.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.121
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E3.1)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Juncus littoralis
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juncus littoralis Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.121 Peat grasslands of Troodos same
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