EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > R - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > R1 - Dry grasslands > R19 - Dry steppic submediterranean pasture of the Amphi-Adriatic region

Dry steppic submediterranean pasture of the Amphi-Adriatic region

Description (English)

Dry steppic pasture typical of sharply-draining, base-rich soils developed over valley sides, dolines and sink-holes around the Adriatic seaboards where the submediterranean climate is characterised by late autumn and spring rains and summer drought. Dominated by often rich mixtures of graminoids, forbs and mat-formers, the habitat is dependent on extensive grazing and now often survives patchily among mosaics of scrub and forest.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R19
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Satureja montana
Flowering Plants Centaurea rupestris
Flowering Plants Genista sylvestris
Flowering Plants Scorzonera villosa
Flowering Plants Koeleria splendens
Flowering Plants Eryngium amethystinum
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Sesleria juncifolia
Flowering Plants Festuca illyrica
Flowering Plants Dianthus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Galium corrudifolium
Flowering Plants Koeleria lobata
Flowering Plants Bromopsis erecta
Flowering Plants Teucrium montanum
Flowering Plants Genista sericea
Flowering Plants Stipa austroitalica
Flowering Plants Centaurea spinosociliata
Flowering Plants Crepis chondrilloides
Flowering Plants Onosma echioides

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Satureja montana Flowering Plants
Centaurea rupestris Flowering Plants
Genista sylvestris Flowering Plants
Scorzonera villosa Flowering Plants
Koeleria splendens Flowering Plants
Eryngium amethystinum Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Sesleria juncifolia Flowering Plants
Festuca illyrica Flowering Plants
Dianthus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Galium corrudifolium Flowering Plants
Koeleria lobata Flowering Plants
Bromopsis erecta Flowering Plants
Teucrium montanum Flowering Plants
Genista sericea Flowering Plants
Stipa austroitalica Flowering Plants
Centaurea spinosociliata Flowering Plants
Crepis chondrilloides Flowering Plants
Onosma echioides Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Bromopsis erecta
Flowering Plants Satureja montana
Flowering Plants Sanguisorba minor
Flowering Plants Teucrium montanum
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Eryngium amethystinum
Flowering Plants Dianthus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Anthyllis vulneraria
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Galium corrudifolium
Flowering Plants Teucrium polium
Flowering Plants Koeleria splendens
Flowering Plants Koeleria lobata
Flowering Plants Sesleria juncifolia
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Plantago holosteum
Flowering Plants Galium lucidum
Flowering Plants Thymus longicaulis
Flowering Plants Asperula aristata

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bromopsis erecta Flowering Plants
Satureja montana Flowering Plants
Sanguisorba minor Flowering Plants
Teucrium montanum Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Eryngium amethystinum Flowering Plants
Dianthus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Anthyllis vulneraria Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Galium corrudifolium Flowering Plants
Teucrium polium Flowering Plants
Koeleria splendens Flowering Plants
Koeleria lobata Flowering Plants
Sesleria juncifolia Flowering Plants
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Plantago holosteum Flowering Plants
Galium lucidum Flowering Plants
Thymus longicaulis Flowering Plants
Asperula aristata Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Sesleria juncifolia
Flowering Plants Satureja montana
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Bromopsis erecta
Flowering Plants Chrysopogon gryllus

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Sesleria juncifolia Flowering Plants
Satureja montana Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Bromopsis erecta Flowering Plants
Chrysopogon gryllus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.1 Inland sand and rock with open vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.1 Open thermophile pioneer vegetation of sandy or detritic ground same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.1 Open thermophile pioneer vegetation of sandy or detritic ground same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.1 Open thermophile pioneer vegetation of sandy or detritic ground same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.1 Open thermophile grasslands of sandy or detritic ground same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.3 Open thermophile grasslands of sandy or detritic ground same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.1 Middle European pioneer swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.1 Middle European pioneer swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.1   same
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