Mediterranean wooded pasture and meadow

Description (English)

Open wooded landscapes created and maintained through combinations of traditional grazing, hay-making and tree management in the Mediterranean. Variations in the local climate, topography and interventions, and the accumulation of long cultural traditions of use have resulted in a variety of highly distinctive types such as the dehesas of Spain and montados of Portugal. Typically the tree canopy is of evergreen broadleaved trees, variously with veterans, pollards or coppice, often with elements of sclerophyllous scrub beneath, and perennial and annual grasses and herbs in the field layer. In some traditions, there can even be small arable areas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R73
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E7.3 Dehesa same
European Red List of Habitats E7.3 Mediterranean wooded pasture and meadow same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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