Mediterranean tall humid grassland

English name: Mediterranean tall humid grassland

Description (English)

Mediterranean humid grasslands of tall grasses and rushes with Scirpus holoschoenus (Holoschoenus vulgaris), Agrostis stolonifera, Agrostis reuteri, Calamagrostis epigejos, Galium debile, Molinia caerulea, Briza minor, Melica cupanii, Cyperus longus, Linum tenue, Trifolium resupinatum, Schoenus nigricans, Peucedanum hispanicum, Carex mairii, Juncus maritimus, Juncus acutus, Asteriscus aquaticus, Hypericum tomentosum, Hypericum tetrapterum, Inula viscosa, Oenanthe pimpinelloides, Oenanthe lachenalii, Eupatorium cannabinum, Prunella vulgaris, Pulicaria dysenterica, Tetragonolobus maritimus, Orchis laxiflora, Dactylorhiza elata, Succisa pratensis, Sonchus maritimus ssp. aquatilis, Silaum silaus, Sanguisorba officinalis, Serratula tinctoria, Genista tinctoria, Cirsium monspessulanum, Cirsium pyrenaicum, Senecio doria, Dorycnium rectum, Erica terminalis, Euphorbia pubescens, Lysimachia ephemerum, widespread in the entire Mediterranean basin, extending, along the coasts of the Black Sea, in particular in dune systems, north to the Dobrogea and the Danube Delta, and, in valleys of the Balkan peninsula, north to the Banat.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.1
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Deschampsion mediae Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. conserv. propos. Humid mesomediterranean, supramediterranean and submediterranean pastures on clayey soils of eastern Iberian Peninsula and southern France Aphyllanthion Br.-Bl. et Pawlowski 1931 nom. ambig. propos.; Aphyllantion Br.-Bl. et Pawlowski ex Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011; Deschampsio mediae-Molinion arundinaceae (de Foucault 1984) Géhu 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012
Gaudinio fragilis-Hordeion bulbosi Galán de Mera et al. 1997 Humid meadows on sandy soils along Western Mediterranean coasts Gaudinio verticicolae-Hordeion bulbosi Galán de Mera et al. 1997 corr. Rivas-Martinez et al. 2002 Schaminee et al, 2012
Molinio-Holoschoenion Br.-Bl. ex Tchou 1948 Seasonally flooded grasslands on subsaline soils of Western Mediterranean Agrostio stoloniferae-Scirpoidion holoschoeni de Foucault 1984; Brizo minoris-Holoschoenion Rivas Goday 1964; Holoschoenion Br.-Bl. 1931; Molinio-Holoschoenion Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. 1947; Molinio-Scirpoidion holoschoeni Br.-Bl. ex Tchou 1948 nom. mut. propos.; Agrostio stoloniferae-Scirpoidion holoschoeni de Foucault in de Foucault et Catteau 2012; Molinio-Holoschoenion Br.-Bl. ex Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.4 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands same
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 E3.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E3.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E3.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E3.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E2.1 Mediterranean tall humid grassland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.4 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.4 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 37.4   same
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