Balkan alpine and sub-alpine serpentine grasslands

English name: Balkan alpine and sub-alpine serpentine grasslands

Description (English)

Habitats with sparse vegetation on stony serpentine soils in high mountains of the Balkan Peninsula. The dominant species are sedges Carex humilis and Carex laevis, and grasses Sesleria latifolia, Sesleria rigida, Stipa pulcherrima. The occurrence of endemic and sub-endemic species is typical.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.43A
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 Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Carex laevis
Flowering Plants Sesleria latifolia
Flowering Plants Sesleria rigida
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Carex laevis Flowering Plants
Sesleria latifolia Flowering Plants
Sesleria rigida Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima 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

History

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