EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra > F5 - Maquis, arborescent matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes

Maquis, arborescent matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes

English name: Maquis, arborescent matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes

Description (English)

Evergreen sclerophyllous or lauriphyllous shrub vegetation, with a closed or nearly closed canopy structure, having nearly 100% cover of shrubs, with few annuals and some vernal geophytes; trees are nearly always present, some of which may be in shrub form. Shrubs, sometimes tall, of Arbutus, Cistus, Cytisus, Erica, Genista, Lavandula, Myrtus, Phillyrea, Pistacia, Quercus and Spartium are typical. Included is pseudomaquis, in which the dominants are mixed deciduous and evergreen shrubs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32 Sclerophyllous scrub wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5 Maquis, arborescent matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5 Maquis, matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5 Maquis, matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5 Maquis, matorral and thermo-Mediterranean brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2 Maquis, matorral and sub-mediterranean deciduous thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32 Sclerophyllous scrub wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32 Sclerophyllous scrub wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32   wider
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