Iberian Festuca - Plantain swards

Description (English)

Open perennial formations colonizing arenaceous or skeletal, often unstable, siliceous soils of the supra-Mediterranean levels of Iberian mountains, rich in cushion-forming, rosette-leaved chamaephytes (Jasione crispa ssp. sessiliflora, Plantago radicata, Scleranthus perennis) and cespitose, rough perennial grasses (Festuca costei, Festuca indigesta, Festuca summilusitana, Corynephorus canescens, Koeleria caudata ssp. crassipes). Various formations, characterized by, among others, Hieracium castellanum, Leucanthemopsis pulverulenta, Dianthus merinoi, Dianthus laricifolius, Armeria caballeroi, Armeria alliacea, Thymus serpylloides ssp. gadorensis, Teucrium aureum are distributed in the Cantabrian range, the southern Galician and Leonese mountains, the Iberian Range, the Cordillera Central, the Montes de Toledo, the Sierra Nevada.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1R21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Festuca costei
Flowering Plants Festuca indigesta
Flowering Plants Festuca summilusitana
Flowering Plants Jasione crispa
Flowering Plants Koeleria caudata
Flowering Plants Scleranthus perennis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Festuca costei Flowering Plants
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants
Festuca summilusitana Flowering Plants
Jasione crispa Flowering Plants
Koeleria caudata Flowering Plants
Scleranthus perennis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.A21 Iberian Festuca - Plantain 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.A21 Iberian Festuca - Plantain swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2A1 Iberian Festuca - Plantain swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2A1 Iberian Festuca - Plantain swards same
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