Mediterranean short humid grassland

English name: Mediterranean short humid grassland

Description (English)

Very short grasslands of impermeable compact soils or marls, wet for a large part of the year, and desiccated in summer, characteristic of the Mediterranean basin, with irradiations north to the Illyrian zone of the northwestern Balkan peninsula, with Deschampsia media, Centaurium pulchellum, Lotus tenuis, Trifolium lappaceum, Prunella hyssopifolia, Plantago maritima ssp. serpentina, Centaurea timbali.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Brachypodio sylvatici-Holoschoenion romani Gradstein et Schmittenberg 1977 Riparian and spring-marsh wet grasslands at mid-altitude of Crete Schaminee et al, 2012
Dactylorhizo-Juncion striati S. Brullo et Grillo 1978 Humid meadows of high altitudes of Calabria and Sicilia Schaminee et al, 2012
Plantaginion thalackeri Quézel 1953 Relictual oro-cryomediterranean hygrophilous and chionophilous mat-grass swards of souht Spanish Sierra Nevada Plantaginion nivalis Quézel 1953 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Sieglingion decumbentis Gamisans 1976 Relictual oromediterranean oligothrophic wet silicicolous swards of Corsica Corsica Danthonion decumbentis Gamisans 1976 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Trifolion maritimi Br.-Bl. ex Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Temporarily flooded heavily grazed nutrient-rich grasslands and herblands on sub-saline soils of Mediterranean Trifolion maritimi Br.-Bl. 1931; Trifolio fragiferi-Cynodontion Br.-Bl. et O. de Bolòs 1958; Trifolion squamosi Julve 1993 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.5 Mediterranean short 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 E3.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E3.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E3.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E3.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E2.2 Mediterranean short humid grassland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.5 Mediterranean short humid grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.5 Mediterranean short humid grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.5   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.5   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.5   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 37.5   same
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