Central and southern Apennine dry grassland

English name: Central and southern Apennine dry grassland

Description (English)

Open grasslands of calcareous substrates of the middle and southern Apennines, southern vicariant of the Xerobromion, with Bromus erectus, Sideritis syriaca and many Apennine endemics or subendemics such as Crepis lacera, Centaurea rupestris ssp. ceratophylla, Phleum ambiguum, Carex macrolepis. Many distinctive communities exist in this unit, some still covering vast expanses of land of exceptional biological significance such as Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso range; a few examples are cited below, others may be added.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.54

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Carex macrolepis
Flowering Plants Crepis lacera
Flowering Plants Phleum ambiguum
Flowering Plants Sideritis syriaca
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Carex macrolepis Flowering Plants
Crepis lacera Flowering Plants
Phleum ambiguum Flowering Plants
Sideritis syriaca Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.74 Central and southern Apennine dry grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.54 Central and southern Apennine dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.54 Central and southern Apennine dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.54 Central and southern Apennine dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.54 Central and southern Apennine dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.54 Central and southern Apennine dry grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.164 Central and southern Apennine dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.74 Central and southern Apennine dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.74 Central and southern Apennine dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.74   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.74   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.74   same
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