Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland

Description (English)

Supra-Mediterranean and montane psychroxerophile, open perennial grasslands of the Cantabrian and Iberian ranges particularly characteristic of frost-fashioned, snow-free, superficial soils of the Juniperus thurifera and Juniperus sabina environments, rich in Festuca hystrix, Festuca burnatii, Poa ligulata and with, among others, Armeria bigerrensis ssp. legionensis, Arenaria aggregata ssp. cantabrica, Centaurea janeri ssp. babiana, Draba cantabrica, Saxifraga conifera, Ononis striata, Ononis cristata, Ononis pusilla, Coronilla minima, Paronychia kapela ssp. serpyllifolia, Helianthemum canum, Carex humilis. They ascend to the oro-mediterranean level and extend southeast to the eastern Baetic chains.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1G1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus thurifera
Flowering Plants Festuca burnatii
Flowering Plants Poa ligulata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus thurifera Conifers
Festuca burnatii Flowering Plants
Poa ligulata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.163 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.73 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.73 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.73   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.73   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.73   same
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