Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland

English name: Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland

Description (English)

Xerophile, open formations dominated by perennial, tuft-forming grasses, often rich in chamaephytes, colonizing superficial calcareous soils, often on steep slopes, clifftops or hilltops, in the sub-Atlantic domain of the Quercion pubescentii-petraeae and its northern irradiations and in the sub-Mediterranean mountains of the northern Italian peninsula, with Bromus erectus, Sesleria albicans, Koeleria vallesiana, Melica ciliata, Stipa pennata, Stipa bavarica, Stipa capillata, Stipa pulcherrima, Phleum phleoides, Brachypodium pinnatum, Carex humilis, Fumana procumbens, Globularia punctata, Ononis pusilla, Helianthemum apenninum, Helianthemum canum, Helianthemum nummularium, Linum tenuifolium, Teucrium chamaedrys, Allium sphaerocephalon, Arabis hirsuta, Anthericum liliago, Aster linosyris, Pulsatilla vulgaris, Biscutella laevigata, Orobanche teucrii, Artemisia alba, Sedum album, Sedum acre, Acinos arvensis, Hippocrepis comosa, Sanguisorba minor, Potentilla neumanniana, Scabiosa columbaria, Astragalus monspessulanus, Teucrium pyrenaicum, Ononis spinosa, Ononis natrix.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.27
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)
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 Acinos arvensis
Flowering Plants Allium sphaerocephalon
Flowering Plants Anthericum liliago
Flowering Plants Arabis hirsuta
Flowering Plants Artemisia alba
Flowering Plants Aster linosyris
Flowering Plants Astragalus monspessulanus
Flowering Plants Biscutella laevigata
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Globularia punctata
Flowering Plants Helianthemum apenninum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum canum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Hippocrepis comosa
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Linum tenuifolium
Flowering Plants Melica ciliata
Flowering Plants Ononis natrix
Flowering Plants Ononis pusilla
Flowering Plants Ononis spinosa
Flowering Plants Orobanche teucrii
Flowering Plants Phleum phleoides
Flowering Plants Potentilla neumanniana
Flowering Plants Pulsatilla vulgaris
Flowering Plants Sanguisorba minor
Flowering Plants Scabiosa columbaria
Flowering Plants Sedum acre
Flowering Plants Sedum album
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Flowering Plants Stipa bavarica
Flowering Plants Stipa capillata
Flowering Plants Stipa pennata
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Teucrium pyrenaicum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acinos arvensis Flowering Plants
Allium sphaerocephalon Flowering Plants
Anthericum liliago Flowering Plants
Arabis hirsuta Flowering Plants
Artemisia alba Flowering Plants
Aster linosyris Flowering Plants
Astragalus monspessulanus Flowering Plants
Biscutella laevigata Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Globularia punctata Flowering Plants
Helianthemum apenninum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum canum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Hippocrepis comosa Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Linum tenuifolium Flowering Plants
Melica ciliata Flowering Plants
Ononis natrix Flowering Plants
Ononis pusilla Flowering Plants
Ononis spinosa Flowering Plants
Orobanche teucrii Flowering Plants
Phleum phleoides Flowering Plants
Potentilla neumanniana Flowering Plants
Pulsatilla vulgaris Flowering Plants
Sanguisorba minor Flowering Plants
Scabiosa columbaria Flowering Plants
Sedum acre Flowering Plants
Sedum album Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants
Stipa bavarica Flowering Plants
Stipa capillata Flowering Plants
Stipa pennata Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Teucrium pyrenaicum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.33 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 13 Upland calcareous grassland overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) CG1 Festuca ovina-Carlina vulgaris grassland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.2.3 Pelouse sèche insubrienne narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.2.2 Pelouse sèche médio-européenne narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.27 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.113 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.33 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.33 Sub-Atlantic very dry calcareous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.33   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.33   same
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