Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grassland

English name: Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grassland

Description (English)

West Mediterranean and Dalmatian annual-rich grasslands of siliceous gravelly, sandy or silty, usually shallow, soils that remain cohesive during the dry season; they are rich in small Fabaceae, in particular of genera, Trifolium, Lathyrus, Ornithopus, Lupinus, Anthyllis, Coronilla and grasses of genera Corynephorus, Aira, Airopsis, Molineria, Vulpia, Briza, Anthoxanthum, Micropyrum; among characteristic species, shared by eastern and western formations, are Tuberaria guttata, Silene gallica, Linaria pelisseriana, Plantago bellardii, Galium divaricatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.81

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Galium divaricatum
Flowering Plants Linaria pelisseriana
Flowering Plants Plantago bellardii
Flowering Plants Silene gallica
Flowering Plants Tuberaria guttata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Galium divaricatum Flowering Plants
Linaria pelisseriana Flowering Plants
Plantago bellardii Flowering Plants
Silene gallica Flowering Plants
Tuberaria guttata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.3 Mediterranean therophytic 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 E1.81 Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.81 Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.81 Mediterranean therophytic siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.81 Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.81 Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.23 Mediterranean siliceous grassland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.3 Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.3 Mediterranean siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 35.3   same
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