Brachypodium phoenicoides swards

Description (English)

Closed, dry perennial grasslands of eutrophic soils within the meso- and thermo-Mediterranean zones of the western Mediterranean basin, often on post-cultural land, formed by relatively tall grasses and usually dominated by Brachypodium phoenicoides, with, among many others, Phleum bertolonii (Phleum nodosum, Phleum pratense), Elymus repens, Carex divisa, Carthamus lanatus, Diplotaxis viminea, Echinops ritro, Euphorbia serrata, Echium vulgare, Echium pustulatum, Erodium acaule, Galactites tomentosa, Lepidium graminifolium, Medicago orbicularis, Salvia verbenaca, Foeniculum vulgare, Pallenis spinosa, Psoralea bituminosa, Seseli tortuosum, Tragopogon australis, Scabiosa atropurpurea, Verbascum sinuatum, Picris hieracioides, Calamintha nepeta, Centaurea aspera, Vicia hybrida, Phlomis herba-venti and many orchids.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1A5

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Brachypodium phoenicoides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Brachypodium phoenicoides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.116 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.36 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.36 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.36   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.36   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.36   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.36   same
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