EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > E1 - Dry grasslands > E1.8 - Closed Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland

Closed Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland

English name: Closed Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland

Description (English)

Perennial grasslands on acid soils of the supra-Mediterranean zone, dominated by e.g. Festuca elegans or Nardus stricta. Mediterranean annual-rich siliceous grassland of siliceous gravelly, sandy or silty, usually shallow, soils that remain cohesive during the dry season.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.8

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
Deschampsio maderensis-Parafestucion albidae Capelo et al. 2000 Madeirean silicicolous perennial grasslands of supra-temperate hyperhumid regions on shallow andosols on rocky outcrops of Madeira Schaminee et al, 2012
Campanulo herminii-Nardion Rivas-Mart. 1964 Oligotrophic mat-grass swards of supra-mediterranean and submediterranean regions of Iberian Peninsula Galio idubidae-Nardion strictae (Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1963) de Foucault 1994 Schaminee et al, 2012
Campanulo herminii-Nardion strictae Rivas-Mart. 1964 Relictual supratemperate submediterranean and supra-oromediterranean mat-grass swards of mountains of central and western Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Sesamoido pygmaeae-Poion violaceae Gamisans 1975 Relictual oromediterranean oligothrophic dry silicicolous swards of Corsica and Sardinia Caricion caryophyllaeae Gamisans 1975; Caricion caryophyllaeae Gamisans 1977; Sedo alpestris-Phleion brachystachydis Gamisans 1975; Sedo alpestris-Phleion brachystachydis Gamisans 1977; Sesamoido pygmaeae-Poion violaceae Gamisans 1977; Sesamoido-Bellardiochloion variegatae Gamisans 1975 nom. mut. propos. 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
Agrostio castellanae-Stipion giganteae Rivas Goday ex Rivas-Mart. et Fernández González 1991 Lusitano-Carpetanian thermo-supramediterranean xeric-subhumid acidophilous pastures on sandy-loamy soils Agrostio-Stipion giganteae Rivas Goday 1958; Agrostio castellanae-Celtidion giganteae Rivas Goday ex Rivas-Mart. et Fernández González 1991 nom. mut. propos.; Agrostio castellanae-Plantaginion radicatae Rivas Goday ex Rivas-Mart. et Fernández González 1991; Corynephoro-Plantaginion radicatae Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. ex G. López 1977; Plantagini-Corynephorion canescentis Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. ex G. López 1977 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.7 Mediterraneo-montane mat-grass swards narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.6 Iberian tall fescue grasslands narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.3 Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grasslands narrower
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 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland same
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