Pinus canariensis - heath forests

English name: Canary pine - heath forests

Description (English)

Forests of humid, fogbound north- and northwest-facing slopes in the lower reaches of the Pinus canariensis belt, with an abundance of Erica arborea and Myrica faya, and occasionally with Ilex canariensis and Arbutus canariensis; epiphytic lichens are abundant, as are dense carpets of mosses, in particular, Hypnum cupressiforme. These woods are the main habitat of Regulus teneriffae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.83
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.8)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus canariensis
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Mosses & Liverworts Hypnum cupressiforme
Flowering Plants Ilex canariensis
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Conifers Pinus canariensis
Birds Regulus teneriffae
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus canariensis Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Hypnum cupressiforme Mosses & Liverworts
Ilex canariensis Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Pinus canariensis Conifers
Regulus teneriffae Birds

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.93 Canary pine-heath forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.83 Pinus canariensis-heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.73 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.93 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.93 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.93   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.93   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.93   same
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