Western Iberian Mesobromion

English name: Western Iberian Mesobromion

Description (English)

Hill, montane and sometimes lower subalpine calcareous grasslands of the Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Asturias, Alava, Navarra dominated by Brachypodium pinnatum ssp. rupestre (to be listed as 34.323K) or by Bromus erectus, Carex brevicollis, Sesleria argentea, Helictotrichon cantabricum, Avenula vasconica, Avenula marginata, and often with Seseli montanum, Seseli cantabricum, Chamaespartium sagittale, Pulsatilla rubra ssp. hispanica, Phyteuma orbiculare ssp. hispanicum, Carduus argemone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.262K
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Avenula marginata
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Carduus argemone
Flowering Plants Carex brevicollis
Flowering Plants Chamaespartium sagittale
Flowering Plants Helictotrichon cantabricum
Flowering Plants Seseli cantabricum
Flowering Plants Seseli montanum
Flowering Plants Sesleria argentea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Avenula marginata Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Carduus argemone Flowering Plants
Carex brevicollis Flowering Plants
Chamaespartium sagittale Flowering Plants
Helictotrichon cantabricum Flowering Plants
Seseli cantabricum Flowering Plants
Seseli montanum Flowering Plants
Sesleria argentea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.322K Western Iberian Mesobromion source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.262K Western Iberian Mesobromion same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.262K Western Iberian Mesobromion same
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