EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > R - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > R1 - Dry grasslands > R1G - Iberian oromediterranean siliceous dry grassland

Iberian oromediterranean siliceous dry grassland

Description (English)

Grassland of base-poor soils over siliceous bedrock on the slopes and crests of high mountains in the Iberian Peninsula with a short growing season and harsh winters with strong winds which blow the ground free of snow and leave the surface subject to deep cold and the development of freeze-thaw features. The vegetation cover, moderately open to closed, is dominated by prostrate or dwarf grasses and forbs and includes many endemics.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1G
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 Luzula caespitosa
Flowering Plants Festuca indigesta
Flowering Plants Jasione crispa
Flowering Plants Luzula spicata subsp. nevadensis
Flowering Plants Sedum brevifolium
Flowering Plants Dianthus langeanus
Flowering Plants Silene ciliata
Flowering Plants Phalacrocarpum oppositifolium
Flowering Plants Armeria caespitosa
Flowering Plants Sempervivum vicentei
Flowering Plants Leontodon boryi
Flowering Plants Rumex suffruticosus

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
Luzula caespitosa Flowering Plants
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants
Jasione crispa Flowering Plants
Luzula spicata subsp. nevadensis Flowering Plants
Sedum brevifolium Flowering Plants
Dianthus langeanus Flowering Plants
Silene ciliata Flowering Plants
Phalacrocarpum oppositifolium Flowering Plants
Armeria caespitosa Flowering Plants
Sempervivum vicentei Flowering Plants
Leontodon boryi Flowering Plants
Rumex suffruticosus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Sedum brevifolium
Flowering Plants Jasione crispa
Flowering Plants Festuca indigesta
Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Luzula caespitosa
Flowering Plants Silene ciliata
Flowering Plants Luzula spicata subsp. nevadensis
Flowering Plants Dianthus langeanus
Flowering Plants Plantago alpina
Flowering Plants Phyteuma hemisphaericum
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Conifers Juniperus communis subsp. nana
Flowering Plants Jasione laevis
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta

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
Sedum brevifolium Flowering Plants
Jasione crispa Flowering Plants
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Luzula caespitosa Flowering Plants
Silene ciliata Flowering Plants
Luzula spicata subsp. nevadensis Flowering Plants
Dianthus langeanus Flowering Plants
Plantago alpina Flowering Plants
Phyteuma hemisphaericum Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis subsp. nana Conifers
Jasione laevis Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Festuca indigesta
Flowering Plants Luzula caespitosa

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
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants
Luzula caespitosa Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.5 Mediterranean-montane grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.5 Mediterraneo-montane grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.5 Mediterraneo-montane grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.5 Mediterraneo-montane grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral closed grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.5 Mediterraneo-montane grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.8 Mediterranean dry acid and neutral grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.16 Mediterraneo-montane grassland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.7 Mediterraneo-montane grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.7 Mediterraneo-montane grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.7   same
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