Andropogonid grass steppes

English name: Andropogonid grass steppes

Description (English)

Meso- and thermo-Mediterranean steppes of North Africa, Spain, southern France, Italy and the central Mediterranean islands, Greece, the Balkans and western Asia, constituted by cespitose andropogonid grasses such as Hyparrhenia hirta, Andropogon distachyos, Heteropogon contortus, Dichanthium insculptum, Dichanthium ischaemum (Andropogon ischaemum, Bothriochloa ischaemum) or Chrysopogon gryllus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.434

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andropogon distachyos
Flowering Plants Andropogon ischaemum
Flowering Plants Bothriochloa ischaemum
Flowering Plants Chrysopogon gryllus
Flowering Plants Dichanthium insculptum
Flowering Plants Dichanthium ischaemum
Flowering Plants Heteropogon contortus
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andropogon distachyos Flowering Plants
Andropogon ischaemum Flowering Plants
Bothriochloa ischaemum Flowering Plants
Chrysopogon gryllus Flowering Plants
Dichanthium insculptum Flowering Plants
Dichanthium ischaemum Flowering Plants
Heteropogon contortus Flowering Plants
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.634 Andropogonid grass steppes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.434 Andropogonid grass steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.434 Andropogonid grass steppes same
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