Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland

English name: Iberian fescue frost-influenced grassland

Description (English)

Supra-Mediterranean and montane psychroxerophile, open perennial grasslands of the Cantabrian and Iberian ranges particularly characteristic of frost-fashioned, snow-free, superficial soils of the Juniperus thurifera and Juniperus sabina environments, rich in Festuca hystrix, Festuca burnatii, Poa ligulata and with, among others, Armeria bigerrensis ssp. legionensis, Arenaria aggregata ssp. cantabrica, Centaurea janeri ssp. babiana, Draba cantabrica, Saxifraga conifera, Ononis striata, Ononis cristata, Ononis pusilla, Coronilla minima, Paronychia kapela ssp. serpyllifolia, Helianthemum canum, Carex humilis. They ascend to the oro-mediterranean level and extend southeast to the eastern Baetic chains.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.53

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Draba cantabrica
Flowering Plants Festuca burnatii
Flowering Plants Festuca hystrix
Flowering Plants Helianthemum canum
Conifers Juniperus sabina
Conifers Juniperus thurifera
Flowering Plants Ononis cristata
Flowering Plants Ononis pusilla
Flowering Plants Ononis striata
Flowering Plants Poa ligulata
Flowering Plants Saxifraga conifera
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Draba cantabrica Flowering Plants
Festuca burnatii Flowering Plants
Festuca hystrix Flowering Plants
Helianthemum canum Flowering Plants
Juniperus sabina Conifers
Juniperus thurifera Conifers
Ononis cristata Flowering Plants
Ononis pusilla Flowering Plants
Ononis striata Flowering Plants
Poa ligulata Flowering Plants
Saxifraga conifera Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.73 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands 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 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-influenced grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.53 Iberian Festuca frost-grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.163 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.73 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.73 Iberian fescue frost-grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.73   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.73   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.73   same
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