Canary Island xerophytic scrub

English name: Canary Island xerophytic scrub

Description (English)

Xerophytic scrub of the Canary Islands. Varied types include stem succulents, leaf succulents and woody sclerophyllous shrubs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F8.1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Aeonio-Euphorbion canariensis Sunding 1972 Macaronesian succulent tabaibal and cardonal on semi-desert lava beds Euphorbion regis-jubae Rivas Goday 1960; Helianthemo canariensis-Euphorbion canariensis Sunding 1972; Helianthemo-Euphorbion balsaminiferae Sunding 1972; Kleinio nerifoliae-Euphorbion canariensis Oberd. 1965; Kleinio nerifolioae-Euphorbion canariense Rivas Goday et Esteve 1965; Kleinio nerifolioae-Euphorbion canariensis (Rivas Goday et Esteve 1965) Santos 1976; Kleinio nerifolioae-Euphorbion canariensis (Rivas Goday et Esteve 1965) Santos 1977 Schaminee et al, 2012
Retamion rhodorhizoidis Del Arco et al. 2009 Western Canarian infra-thermomediterranean retamal Schaminee et al, 2012
Launaeo arborescentis-Schizogynion sericeae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Canarian inframediterranean halo-nitrophilous arid scrub Schaminee et al, 2012
Spartocytision nubigeni Oberd. ex Esteve 1973 Canarian high-mountain volcanic semidesert crub Echio wildpretii-Spartocytision Voggenreiter 1975; Spartocytision nubigeni Esteve 1969; Spartocytision supranubii Oberd. 1965; Spartocytision supranubii Oberd. ex Esteve 1973 nom. mut. propos.; Spartocytision teydeanum Voggenreiter 1975 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cisto canariensis-Micromerion hyssopifoliae Pérez de Paz et al. 1990 corr. Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. 2011 Canarian semi-arid seral tomillar and related low scrub on shallow soils Cisto monspeliensis-Micromerion hyssopifoliae Pérez de Paz et al. 1990; Micromerio hyssopifoliae-Cistion monspeliensis Pérez de Paz et al. 1990 corr. Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. 2011 nom. corr. et nom. invers. propos; Micromerio hyssopifoliae-Cistion monspeliensis Pérez de Paz et al. 1990 nom. invers. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Nicotiano glaucae-Ricinion communis Rivas-Mart., Fernández-González et Loidi 1999 Western Mediterranean and Canarian infra-thermomediterranean arid tall-scrub neophyte-dominates vegetation Schaminee et al, 2012
Plantaginion webbii Martín Osorio, Wildpret et Rivas-Mart. In Martín Osorio et al. 2007 Canarian low scrub and herb-rich vegetation of erosianal volcanic tallus substrates seral to retamal and pinar Schaminee et al, 2012
Violion cheiranthifoliae Voggenreiter ex Martín Osorio, Wildpret et Rivas-Mart. in Martín Osorio et al. 2007 Canarian low scrub and herb-rich vegetation on instable volcanic pumic tallus screes near summit of Pico del Teide Violion cheiranthifoliae S. Brullo et de Marco in C. Brullo et al. 2008; Violion cheiranthifoliae Voggenreiter 1975; Violion cheiranthifoliae Voggenreiter ex Rivas-Mart., Martín Osorio et Wildpret in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011 Schaminee et al, 2012
Greenovion aureae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Western Canarian upper thermo to supramediterranean chomophytic and chasmophytic succulent-rich scrub on volcanic rock substrates Greenovio-Festucion agustini Santos 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Euphorbion regijsjubo-lamarckii Rivas-Mart., Wildpret, O. Rodríguez et Del Arco in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011 Macaronesian seral succulent tabaibal amargos y baleras permanentes o seriales de derrubios, eriales o ramblas Schaminee et al, 2012
Aichryso laxi-Monanthion laxiflorae Santos et Reyes Betancort 2009 Canarian chomophytic herbaceous succulent-rich vegetation of shallow skeletal soils on partly shaded rocky cliffs, walls and rubble Schaminee et al, 2012
Chenoleion tomentosae Sunding 1972 Infra-thermomediterranean arid low scrub on sandy soils of Canary Islands Chenoleidion tomentosae Sunding 1972 nom. mut. Schaminee et al, 2012
Mayteno canariensis-Juniperion canariensis Santos et F. Galván ex Santos 1983 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Canarian semi-arid matorral on mature oils Rhamnion crenulatae Wildpret et Barquín in Santos 1976; Mayteno canariensis-Juniperion canariensis Santos et F. Galván 1980; Mayteno canariensis-Juniperion phoeniceae Santos et F. Galván ex Santos 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Soncho acaulis-Sempervivion Sunding 1972 Canarian infra-thermomediterranean arid chomophytic and chasmophytic succulent-rich scrub on volcanic rock substrates Soncho acaulis-Aeonion Sunding 1972 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Artemisio thusculae-Rumicion lunariae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Canarian infra-mesomediterranean halo-nitrophilous low scrub in regions of semi-arid to subhumid climate Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
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 F8.1 Canary Island xerophytic scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F8.1 Canarian xerophytic habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F8.1 Canarian xerophytic habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F8.1 Canarian xerophytic habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F7.1 Canarian xerophytic habitats same
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