Iberian summer pastures (vallicares)

English name: Iberian summer pastures (vallicares)

Description (English)

Summer pastures of the Iberian peninsula, subject to poor drainage, brief flooding and rapid desiccation with the first heat, composed of perennial and annual grasses, most commonly by Agrostis castellana, Agrostis pourretii (Agrostis salmantica), Gaudinia fragilis, Festuca ampla, Periballia involucrata, Vulpia ciliata, Vulpia myuros, Vulpia bromoides, Holcus setiglumis, Molineriella minuta, Anthoxanthum aristatum, Anthoxanthum ovatum and often with Juncus capitatus and clovers such as Trifolium campestre.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Festucion merinoi Rivas-Mart. et Sánchez-Mata in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 corr. Rivas-Mart. et Sánchez-Mata in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Western Iberian-Cantabrian supramediterranean subhumid-humid acidophilous pastures on humic brown soils Festucion elegantis Rivas-Mart. et Sánchez-Mata in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Agrostion castellanae Rivas Goday ex Rivas-Mart. et al. 1980 Ibero-Atlantic thermo-supramediterranean acidophilous perennial grasslands on sandy-loamy soils Agrostion castellanae Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1963; Agrostion castellanae-tenuis Rivas Goday 1958; Agrostion truncatulae de Foucault 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.4 Iberian vallicares 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 E2.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E2.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E2.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E3.4 Iberian summer pastures (vallicares) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 38.4 Iberian vallicares same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 38.4 Iberian vallicares same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 38.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 38.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 38.4   same
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