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Riparian formations on intermittent Mediterranean water courses with Rhododendron ponticum, Salix and others

Description (English)

Distinctive, relict thermo- and meso-Mediterranean alder galleries of deep, steep-sided valleys of the sierras of the Campo de Gibraltar and of southern Portugal, with Rhododendron ponticum ssp. baeticum, Frangula alnus ssp. baetica, Arisarum proboscideum and a rich fern community including Pteris incompleta, Diplazium caudatum, #Culcita macrocarpa (Pal. 44.52).
Relict Betula parvibracteata riparian galleries limited to two stations of the Montes de Toledo (Cordillera Oretana), one in the Sierra de Rio Frio where a unique gallery of about 20 km in length survives, the other at the spring of the Estena. The dominant species, an extremely narrow endemic, is accompanied by Myrica gale, Frangula alnus, Salix atrocinerea, Galium broterianum, Scilla ramburei (Pal. 44.54).

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 92B0)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this habitat type

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arisarum proboscideum
Ferns Culcita macrocarpa
Ferns Diplazium caudatum
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Galium broterianum
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Ferns Pteris incompleta
Flowering Plants Salix atrocinerea
Flowering Plants Scilla ramburei
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arisarum proboscideum Flowering Plants
Culcita macrocarpa Tree fern Ferns
Diplazium caudatum Ferns
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Galium broterianum Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Pteris incompleta Ferns
Salix atrocinerea Flowering Plants
Scilla ramburei Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
ES0000093 Spain ZEPA Montes de Toledo Map
ES4220003 Spain Ríos de la cuenca media del Guadiana y laderas vertientes Map
ES4220019 Spain Bonales de la comarca de Los Montes del Guadiana Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES5222004 Spain Curs alt del riu Millars Map
PTCON0016 Portugal Cambarinho Map
PTCON0037 Portugal Monchique Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.134 Relict Betula galleries of Cordillera Oretana wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.132 Rhododendron - Alnus galleries wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.1 Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix narrower
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