Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland

English name: Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland

Description (English)

Open, xeric grasslands on carbonate rocks or flysh of the sub-Mediterranean zones of Trieste, Istria, the Balkan peninsula and of the Ostryo-Carpinion zone of Greece, where they coexist with steppic grasslands of the Festucetalia valesiacae (unit E1.21), developing in areas of lesser continentality than the latter, and incorporating a greater Mediterranean element than they do; like the steppic grasslands, however, they are often dominated by Carex humilis or Festuca rupicola. Maintained by extensive mowing or grazing, they are invaded by tall herbs after abandonment.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.55
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)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.75 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands source
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 E1.55 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.55 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.55 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.55 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.55 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.165 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.75 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.75 Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.75   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.75   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.75   same
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