Oro-Iberian calciphilous stripped grasslands

Description (English)

Thermophile, open, stripped and garland fescue grasslands of calcareous upper slopes and summits in the subalpine and oro-Mediterranean levels of the Cantabrian mountains, the Iberian Range and the calcareous Baetic ranges, dominated by Festuca hystrix, Festuca burnatii, Poa ligulata or Oreochloa confusa. They are closely allied to the Iberian fescue frost-grasslands (unit R1G1) of the supra-Mediterranean and montane levels of the same mountains.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4435

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca burnatii
Flowering Plants Festuca hystrix
Flowering Plants Oreochloa confusa
Flowering Plants Poa ligulata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca burnatii Flowering Plants
Festuca hystrix Flowering Plants
Oreochloa confusa Flowering Plants
Poa ligulata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.435 Oro-Iberian calciphilous stripped grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.435 Oro-Iberian calciphilous stripped grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.435 Oro-Iberian calciphilous stripped grasslands same
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