R18 Perennial rocky calcareous grassland of subatlantic-submediterranean Europe

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Open grassland dominated by perennials and especially rich in mat-formers, typical of rudimentary, shallow, nutrient-poor, base-rich soils over sloping, rubbly limestone terrain. It occurs in the lowland to submontane belts in subatlantic and submediterranean Western Europe, including some areas at higher altitudes in the Western Mediterranean mountains, which were traditionally maintained by extensive grazing.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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