EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > E1 - Dry grasslands > E1.C - Dry mediterranean lands with unpalatable non-vernal herbaceous vegetation

Dry mediterranean lands with unpalatable non-vernal herbaceous vegetation

English name: Dry mediterranean lands with unpalatable non-vernal herbaceous vegetation

Description (English)

Dry lands with shrub cover < 10%, and with a large component of non-vernal unpalatable plants, including geophytes (Asphodelus, Urginea), thistles (Carthamus, Carlina, Centaurea, Onopordum), Ferula and Phlomis, especially characteristic of the drier parts of the Mediterranean basin. These habitats usually result from over-grazing of garrigue, which eliminates the shrubs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.C

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.9 Ermes same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.C Dry mediterranean lands with unpalatable non-vernal herbaceous vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.1 Over-grazed arid Mediterranean garrigues (ermes) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.1 Over-grazed arid Mediterranean garrigues (ermes) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.1 Over-grazed arid Mediterranean garrigues (ermes) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.C Over-grazed arid Mediterranean garrigues (ermes) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.9 Over-grazed arid Mediterranean garrigues (ermes) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.9 Ermes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.9 Ermes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.9   same
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