Artemisio albae-Saturejietalia montanae (Allegrezza et al. 1997) Biondi et Allegrezza in Biondi et al. 2014
– ono12 The placement of this vegetation into the Festuco-Ononidetea is unique in this paper. It has been, however, motivated by Biondi et al.'s (2014) correct observation that the Artemisio albae-Saturejietalia montanae is a geographic analogon (rather than 'vicariant') to the Ononidetalia striatae. Indeed, the Artemisio albae-Saturejietalia montanae take bioclimatically (ecologically) and floristically a transitional position between the Festuco-Brometea and the mediterranean garrigues either of the Rosmarinetalia or the Cisto-Ericetalia, an issue still to be established beyond doubt. (LM).
Brometalia caprini Ubaldi 1997
– ono11 The Brometalia caprini is an order described (invalidly) by Ubaldi (1997) originally included in the Cerastio-Carlinetea nebrodensis and subsequently re-classified by its author into the Daphno-Festucetea (Ubaldi 2003) and later into the Festuco-Brometea (Ubaldi 2011). It is a rather ambiguous syntaxon which has an intermediate character between a garrigue and dry grassland, and which is characterised by species having different ecological and biogeographic features. (RDP, LM).
Phleo ambigui-Brometalia erecti Biondi, Allegrezza, Blasi & Galdenzi in Biondi et al. 2014
– ono13 Biondi et al. (1995) described the Phleo ambigui-Bromion erecti invalidly (ICPN arts. 2b, 5). In this alliance the authors included the Lino punctati-Seslerietum nitidae Pignatti et Nimis in Pignatti et al. 1980 that was selected by Pignatti et al. (1980) to serve as the typus of the Cerastio-Astragalion nebrodensis (nom inval.; ICPN art. 5). Brullo (1984) validated the name Cerastio-Astragalion nebrodensis and kept the Lino-Seslerietum as the nomenclature type of the alliance. In the same paper the author proposed the Erysimo-Jurineetalia bocconei for the grasslands of high mountains of Northern Sicily and designated the validated Cerastio-Astragalion nebrodensis as the nomenclature type of the order. The Phleo ambigui-Brometalia erecti (Biondi et al. 2014) is typified by the Phleo ambigui-Bromion erecti Biondi & Blasi ex Biondi & Galdenzi 2012 that refers to the Phleo ambigui-Bromion erecti Biondi et al. 1995. Biondi et al. (1995) included the Lino-Seslerietum in the alliance Phleo-Bromion and, as a consequence, the Phleo ambigui-Brometalia erecti Biondi, Allegrezza, Blasi & Galdenzi in Biondi et al. 2014 should be considered a syntaxonomic synonym of the Erysimo-Jurineetalia bocconei Brullo 1984. (RDP, LM).