Brachypodium phoenicoides swards

English name: Phoenician torgrass swards

Description (English)

Closed, dry perennial grasslands of eutrophic soils within the meso- and thermo-Mediterranean zones of the western Mediterranean basin, often on post-cultural land, formed by relatively tall grasses and usually dominated by Brachypodium phoenicoides, with, among many others, Phleum bertolonii (Phleum nodosum, Phleum pratense), Elymus repens, Carex divisa, Carthamus lanatus, Diplotaxis viminea, Echinops ritro, Euphorbia serrata, Echium vulgare, Echium pustulatum, Erodium acaule, Galactites tomentosa, Lepidium graminifolium, Medicago orbicularis, Salvia verbenaca, Foeniculum vulgare, Pallenis spinosa, Psoralea bituminosa, Seseli tortuosum, Tragopogon australis, Scabiosa atropurpurea, Verbascum sinuatum, Picris hieracioides, Calamintha nepeta, Centaurea aspera, Vicia hybrida, Phlomis herba-venti and many orchids.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2A
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 Brachypodium phoenicoides
Flowering Plants Calamintha nepeta
Flowering Plants Carex divisa
Flowering Plants Carthamus lanatus
Flowering Plants Centaurea aspera
Flowering Plants Diplotaxis viminea
Flowering Plants Echinops ritro
Flowering Plants Echium pustulatum
Flowering Plants Echium vulgare
Flowering Plants Elymus repens
Flowering Plants Erodium acaule
Flowering Plants Euphorbia serrata
Flowering Plants Foeniculum vulgare
Flowering Plants Galactites tomentosa
Flowering Plants Lepidium graminifolium
Flowering Plants Medicago orbicularis
Flowering Plants Pallenis spinosa
Flowering Plants Phleum bertolonii
Flowering Plants Phleum nodosum
Flowering Plants Phleum pratense
Flowering Plants Phlomis herba-venti
Flowering Plants Picris hieracioides
Flowering Plants Psoralea bituminosa
Flowering Plants Salvia verbenaca
Flowering Plants Scabiosa atropurpurea
Flowering Plants Seseli tortuosum
Flowering Plants Tragopogon australis
Flowering Plants Verbascum sinuatum
Flowering Plants Vicia hybrida
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Brachypodium phoenicoides Flowering Plants
Calamintha nepeta Flowering Plants
Carex divisa Flowering Plants
Carthamus lanatus Flowering Plants
Centaurea aspera Flowering Plants
Diplotaxis viminea Flowering Plants
Echinops ritro Flowering Plants
Echium pustulatum Flowering Plants
Echium vulgare Flowering Plants
Elymus repens Flowering Plants
Erodium acaule Flowering Plants
Euphorbia serrata Flowering Plants
Foeniculum vulgare Flowering Plants
Galactites tomentosa Flowering Plants
Lepidium graminifolium Flowering Plants
Medicago orbicularis Flowering Plants
Pallenis spinosa Flowering Plants
Phleum bertolonii Flowering Plants
Phleum nodosum Flowering Plants
Phleum pratense Flowering Plants
Phlomis herba-venti Flowering Plants
Picris hieracioides Flowering Plants
Psoralea bituminosa Flowering Plants
Salvia verbenaca Flowering Plants
Scabiosa atropurpurea Flowering Plants
Seseli tortuosum Flowering Plants
Tragopogon australis Flowering Plants
Verbascum sinuatum Flowering Plants
Vicia hybrida Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.36 Phoenician torgrass 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 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.2A Brachypodium phoenicoides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.116 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.36 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.36 Phoenician torgrass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.36   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.36   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.36   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.36   same
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