V33 Dry Mediterranean land with unpalatable non-vernal herbaceous vegetation

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Drylands with shrub cover greater than 10%, and with a large component of non-vernal unpalatable plants, including geophytes of the genera Asphodelus and Drimia, thistles such as Carlina, Carthamus, Centaurea, and Onopordum, and other plants such as Ferula and Phlomis, especially characteristic of the drier parts of the Mediterranean Basin but occurring elsewhere with suitable conditions such as the dry continental valleys of Switzerland. These habitats usually result from over-grazing of garrigue, which eliminates the shrubs.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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