Iberian Festuca - Plantain swards

English name: Iberian fescue - 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 E1.A21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria alliacea
Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Dianthus laricifolius
Flowering Plants Festuca costei
Flowering Plants Festuca indigesta
Flowering Plants Festuca summilusitana
Flowering Plants Hieracium castellanum
Flowering Plants Leucanthemopsis pulverulenta
Flowering Plants Plantago radicata
Flowering Plants Scleranthus perennis
Flowering Plants Teucrium aureum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria alliacea Flowering Plants
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Dianthus laricifolius Flowering Plants
Festuca costei Flowering Plants
Festuca indigesta Flowering Plants
Festuca summilusitana Flowering Plants
Hieracium castellanum Flowering Plants
Leucanthemopsis pulverulenta Flowering Plants
Plantago radicata Flowering Plants
Scleranthus perennis Flowering Plants
Teucrium aureum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.51 Iberian fescue - plantain swards source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
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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