EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > G - Woodland, forest and other wooded land > G3 - Coniferous woodland > G3.8 - Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland

Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland

English name: Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) woodland

Description (English)

Forests of endemic Pinus canariensis, of the dry montane level at around 800 to 2000 m (locally down to 500 and up to 2500 m) in Tenerife, La Palma, Gran Canaria and Hierro, with Chamaecytisus proliferus, Adenocarpus foliolosus, Cistus symphytifolius, Lotus campylocladus, Lotus hillebrandii, Lotus spartioides, Daphne gnidium, Juniperus cedrus, Micromeria spp.; these forests, of which well-preserved examples have become rare, are the only habitat of Fringilla teydea, Dendrocopos major canariensis and Dendrocopos major thanneri.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.8
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Cisto symphyfolii-Pinion canariensis Rivas Goday et Esteve ex Esteve 1969 Canarian pine forests Cisto symphyfolii-Pinion canariensis Rivas Goday et Esteve 1965; Cisto symphyfolii-Pinion canariensis Rivas Goday et Esteve ex Sunding 1972 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.9 Canary Island pine forests same
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 16 Mediterranean and Macaronesian coniferous forests, woodlands overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.8 Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.8 Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.8 Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.8 Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.8 Canary Island Pinus canariensis woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.7 Canary Island pine woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.9 Canary Island pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.9 Canary Island pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.9   same
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