Mediterranean feathergrass steppes

English name: Mediterranean feathergrass steppes

Description (English)

Meso- and thermo-Mediterranean formations of North Africa, Spain, Italy, southern France, Greece, the southern Balkans and western Asia, dominated by tall perennial grasses of genera Stipa (Stipa lagascae, Stipa offneri i.a.) or Piptatherum (Oryzopsis), other than the very tall Stipa tenacissima or Stipa gigantea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.432

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Stipa gigantea
Flowering Plants Stipa lagascae
Flowering Plants Stipa offneri
Flowering Plants Stipa tenacissima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Stipa gigantea Flowering Plants
Stipa lagascae Flowering Plants
Stipa offneri Flowering Plants
Stipa tenacissima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.632 Mediterranean feathergrass steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.432 Mediterranean feathergrass steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.432 Mediterranean feathergrass steppes same
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