Mediterraneo-montane steppes

English name: Mediterraneo-montane steppes

Description (English)

Sparse or discontinuous xerophile grasslands of Stipa pennata, Festuca auquieri (Festuca duriuscula), Festuca hervieri, Koeleria vallesiana or Sesleria albicans var. elegantissima with Helianthemum apenninum, Helianthemum canum, Genista spp., Globularia spp., Ononis striata, Euphorbia seguierana, Potentilla crantzii, Thymus dolomiticus, Plantago argentea, Rosa pimpinellifolia, Dianthus sylvestris, Lavandula angustifolia, Aster alpinus, Anthyllis spp., Carex humilis, best developed in the Causses, but also present locally in Provence and Languedoc, from the Alps to Catalonia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.51

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aster alpinus
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Dianthus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Euphorbia seguierana
Flowering Plants Festuca duriuscula
Flowering Plants Festuca hervieri
Flowering Plants Helianthemum apenninum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum canum
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Lavandula angustifolia
Flowering Plants Ononis striata
Flowering Plants Plantago argentea
Flowering Plants Potentilla crantzii
Flowering Plants Rosa pimpinellifolia
Flowering Plants Stipa pennata
Flowering Plants Thymus dolomiticus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aster alpinus Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Dianthus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Euphorbia seguierana Flowering Plants
Festuca duriuscula Flowering Plants
Festuca hervieri Flowering Plants
Helianthemum apenninum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum canum Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Lavandula angustifolia Flowering Plants
Ononis striata Flowering Plants
Plantago argentea Flowering Plants
Potentilla crantzii Flowering Plants
Rosa pimpinellifolia Flowering Plants
Stipa pennata Flowering Plants
Thymus dolomiticus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.71 Mediterraneo-montane steppes 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 E1.51 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.51 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.51 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.51 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.51 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.161 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.71 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.71 Mediterraneo-montane steppes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.71   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.71   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.71   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.71   same
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