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

Open Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland

English name: Open Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland

Description (English)

Sandy open ground with vernal therophytes, not necessarily grasses, in the Mediterranean region. Open perennial grasslands and pastures on siliceous, usually skeletal, soils of the supra-Mediterranean zone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.A

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Romulion Oberd. 1954 Hellenic seasonal perennial pastures on acidic substrates Romulion graecae Oberd.1954 corr. de Bolós et al. 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Tolpido succulentae-Agrostion congestiflorae Aguiar et F. Prieto in F. Prieto et al. 2012 Thermotemperate Azorean seral non-grazed perennial grasslands of rocky denuded soils Tolpido succulentae-Agrostion congestiflorae Aguiar, F. Prieto et Dias 2006 Schaminee et al, 2012
Ormenido multicaulis-Malcolmion broussonetii Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1940 Thermomediterranean ephemeral communities of decalcified littoral plains of western Morocco and Tanger region Schaminee et al, 2012
Sedion pedicellato-andegavensis Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Meso-to oromediterranean succulent annual communities on fine gravel or over granitic outcrops Schaminee et al, 2012
Molinerion laevis Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Silicicolous oro-mesomediterranean therophytic late-flowering pastures of Iberian Peninsula Agrostion truncatulae (Rivas-Mart. 1978) de Foucault 1999; Hispidello hispanicae-Ctenopsion delicatulatae de Foucault 1999; Molineriellion laevis Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Triseto ovati-Agrostion truncatulae (Rivas-Mart. 1978) Rivas-Mart. et al. 1986 Schaminee et al, 2012
Ornithopo pinnati-Gaudinion coarctatae F. Prieto et Aguiar, in F. Prieto et al. 2012 Azorean oligotrophic pioneer spring and early summer ephemeral plant communities Ornithopo pinnati-Gaudinion coarctatae Aguiar, F. Prieto et Dias 2006 Schaminee et al, 2012
Thymion micans J.C. Costa et al. 2005 Pioneer vegetation on acidic shallow soils of temperate belt of Madeira Schaminee et al, 2012
Thymion serpylloidis Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. 1965 Supra-oromediterranean and supra-orotemperate silicicolous grasslands of southern Iberia Thymion serpylloidis Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart.1963 Schaminee et al, 2012
Trifolion cherleri Micevski 1972 Silicicolous therophyte submediterranean swards of Macedonia Trifolion cherleri Micevski 1970 Schaminee et al, 2012
Trifolio subterranei-Periballion minutae Rivas Goday 1964 Central and western Iberian thermo- to oromediterranean and supratemperate heavily grazed seasonal perennial pastures on acidic substrates Poo-Trifolion subterranei Rivas Goday et Ladero 1970; Molineriello minutae-Trifolion subterranei Rivas Goday 1964 nom. invers.propos et nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Anthyllido hamosae-Malcolmion lacerae Rivas Goday 1958 Thermomediterranean sandy ephemeral on sandy of western and southwestern Iberia Hymenocarpo hamosi-Malcolmion trilobatae Rivas Goday 1958 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Corynephoro articulati-Malcolmion patulae Rivas Goday 1958 Meso- lower supramediterranean ephemeral therophyte communities of inland sand dunes of western Iberia Schaminee et al, 2012
Corynephorion maritimi Costa, Pinto-Gomes, Neto et Rivas-Mart. in Costa et al. 2012 Ephemeral therophyte thermo- and lower mesomediterranean Lusitanian-Andalusian and Galician-Portuguese vegetation on inland palaeodunes Schaminee et al, 2012
Sclerantho-Myositidion incrassatae S. Brullo et al. 2001 Central and Eastern Mediterranean acidophilous oromediterranean therophyte vegetation Schaminee et al, 2012
Evaco asterisciflorae-Linarion humilis Minissale et Sciandrello 2013 nom. inval. Thermomediterranean ephemeral communities on fossil dunes of southern Sicilia Schaminee et al, 2012
Crassulo tillaeae-Sedion caespitosi de Foucault 1999 pastizales de anuales silicícolas dominados por crasuláceas, termo y mesomediterráneos] Sedion caespitosi (Rivas Martínez 1978) Pérez Prieto et Font 2005 Schaminee et al, 2012
Helianthemion guttati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1940 Thermo-supramediterranean therophytic early-flowering pastures on nutrient-poor sandy soils of western Iberia Helianthemion guttati Br.-Bl. 1931; Moenchion erectae Rivas Goday 1958; Tuberarion guttatae Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1940 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Hieracio castellani-Plantaginion radicatae Rivas-Mart. et Cantó 1987 Supra-oromediterranean and supra-orotemperate submediterranean xerophilous silicicolous grasslands of eastern and northern Iberia Schaminee et al, 2012
Armerion eriophyllae Pinto da Silva 1970 Supra-oromediterranean and supra-orotemperate silicicolous grasslands on ultramafic outcrops of northern Portugal and Galicia Armerion eriophyllae Pinto da Silva 1965 Schaminee et al, 2012
Festucion francoi Lüpnitz 1976 corr. F. Prieto, Aguiar, J.C. Costa, Lousã et Rivas-Mart. in F. Prieto et al. 2012 Meso-orotemperate Azorean seral non-grazed perennial grasslands of rocky denuded soils Festucion jubatae Lüpnitz 1976 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.4 Mediterranean annual deep-sand communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.5 Supramediterranean perennial 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.A Mediterranean dry acid and neutral open grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.A Mediterranean dry acid and neutral open grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.A Mediterranean dry acid and neutral open grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.A Mediterranean dry acid and neutral open grassland same
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