West Mediterranean siliceous grassland

English name: West Mediterranean siliceous grassland

Description (English)

West Mediterranean annual-rich grasslands of siliceous gravelly, sandy or silty, usually shallow, soils that remain cohesive during the dry season; characteristic are Tuberaria guttata, Helianthemum sanguineum, Jasione montana, Paronychia cymosa, Paronychia echinulata, Pterocephalus diandrus, Prolongoa pectinata, Senecio minutus, Tolpis barbata, Filago gallica, Filago minima, Teesdalia coronopifolia, Sedum caespitosum, Sedum arenarium, Sedum andegavense, Crassula tillaea, Saxifraga carpetana, Radiola linoides, Silene gallica, Silene psammitis, Silene portensis, Linum gallicum, Linaria pelisseriana, Linaria arvensis, Plantago bellardii, Galium divaricatum, Trifolium cherleri, Trifolium strictum, Trifolium suffocatum, Trifolium arvense, Trifolium bocconei, Trifolium purpureum, Lathyrus angulatus, Ornithopus pinnatus, Ornithopus sativus, Lupinus hispanicus, Lupinus angustifolius, Anthyllis cornicina, Coronilla dura and the grasses Corynephorus divaricatus, Aira cupaniana, Aira tenorii, Aira caryophyllea, Airopsis tenella, Molineria minuta, Molineria laevis, Vulpia geniculata, Vulpia membranacea, Vulpia bromoides, Vulpia myuros, Briza maxima, Anthoxanthum aristatum, Micropyrum tenellum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.811

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aira caryophyllea
Flowering Plants Aira cupaniana
Flowering Plants Aira tenorii
Flowering Plants Airopsis tenella
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum aristatum
Flowering Plants Anthyllis cornicina
Flowering Plants Briza maxima
Flowering Plants Corynephorus divaricatus
Flowering Plants Crassula tillaea
Flowering Plants Filago gallica
Flowering Plants Filago minima
Flowering Plants Galium divaricatum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum sanguineum
Flowering Plants Jasione montana
Flowering Plants Lathyrus angulatus
Flowering Plants Linaria arvensis
Flowering Plants Linaria pelisseriana
Flowering Plants Linum gallicum
Flowering Plants Lupinus angustifolius
Flowering Plants Lupinus hispanicus
Flowering Plants Micropyrum tenellum
Flowering Plants Molineria laevis
Flowering Plants Molineria minuta
Flowering Plants Ornithopus pinnatus
Flowering Plants Ornithopus sativus
Flowering Plants Paronychia cymosa
Flowering Plants Paronychia echinulata
Flowering Plants Plantago bellardii
Flowering Plants Prolongoa pectinata
Flowering Plants Pterocephalus diandrus
Flowering Plants Radiola linoides
Flowering Plants Saxifraga carpetana
Flowering Plants Sedum andegavense
Flowering Plants Sedum arenarium
Flowering Plants Sedum caespitosum
Flowering Plants Senecio minutus
Flowering Plants Silene gallica
Flowering Plants Silene portensis
Flowering Plants Silene psammitis
Flowering Plants Teesdalia coronopifolia
Flowering Plants Tolpis barbata
Flowering Plants Trifolium arvense
Flowering Plants Trifolium bocconei
Flowering Plants Trifolium cherleri
Flowering Plants Trifolium purpureum
Flowering Plants Trifolium strictum
Flowering Plants Trifolium suffocatum
Flowering Plants Tuberaria guttata
Flowering Plants Vulpia bromoides
Flowering Plants Vulpia geniculata
Flowering Plants Vulpia membranacea
Flowering Plants Vulpia myuros
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aira caryophyllea Flowering Plants
Aira cupaniana Flowering Plants
Aira tenorii Flowering Plants
Airopsis tenella Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum aristatum Flowering Plants
Anthyllis cornicina Flowering Plants
Briza maxima Flowering Plants
Corynephorus divaricatus Flowering Plants
Crassula tillaea Flowering Plants
Filago gallica Flowering Plants
Filago minima Flowering Plants
Galium divaricatum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum sanguineum Flowering Plants
Jasione montana Flowering Plants
Lathyrus angulatus Flowering Plants
Linaria arvensis Flowering Plants
Linaria pelisseriana Flowering Plants
Linum gallicum Flowering Plants
Lupinus angustifolius Flowering Plants
Lupinus hispanicus Flowering Plants
Micropyrum tenellum Flowering Plants
Molineria laevis Flowering Plants
Molineria minuta Flowering Plants
Ornithopus pinnatus Flowering Plants
Ornithopus sativus Flowering Plants
Paronychia cymosa Flowering Plants
Paronychia echinulata Flowering Plants
Plantago bellardii Flowering Plants
Prolongoa pectinata Flowering Plants
Pterocephalus diandrus Flowering Plants
Radiola linoides Flowering Plants
Saxifraga carpetana Flowering Plants
Sedum andegavense Flowering Plants
Sedum arenarium Flowering Plants
Sedum caespitosum Flowering Plants
Senecio minutus Flowering Plants
Silene gallica Flowering Plants
Silene portensis Flowering Plants
Silene psammitis Flowering Plants
Teesdalia coronopifolia Flowering Plants
Tolpis barbata Flowering Plants
Trifolium arvense Flowering Plants
Trifolium bocconei Flowering Plants
Trifolium cherleri Flowering Plants
Trifolium purpureum Flowering Plants
Trifolium strictum Flowering Plants
Trifolium suffocatum Flowering Plants
Tuberaria guttata Flowering Plants
Vulpia bromoides Flowering Plants
Vulpia geniculata Flowering Plants
Vulpia membranacea Flowering Plants
Vulpia myuros Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.31 West Mediterranean siliceous 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 E1.811 West Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.811 West Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.811 West Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.811 West Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.811 West Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.231 West Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.31 West Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.31 West Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.31   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.31   same
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