Canary Island heath woodland

English name: Canary Island heath woodland

Description (English)

Very tall, forest-like, formations dominated by Erica arborea, Myrica faya, Arbutus canariensis or Visnea mocanera, occurring naturally in the most wind-exposed and the driest stations within the "monte verde" of the Canary Island cloud belt; they also occur extensively as degradation stages of the Laurus woodland G2.3 or as secondary colonists.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.7
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Polysticho falcinelli-Ericion arboreae Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Madeirean supratemperate humid summit low-grown forests on acidic soils Polysticho falcinelli-Ericion arboreae Rivas-Mart. et al. 2001; Polysticho falcinelli-Ericion canariensis Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al.in Costa et al. 2012 Schaminee et al, 2012
Myrico fayae-Ericion arboreae Oberd. 1965 Canarian seral ericacous matorral of laurisilva zone Fayo-Ericion arboreae Oberd. 1965 (orig. form); Myrico fayae-Ericion canariensis Oberd. 1965 corr. Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011 Schaminee et al, 2012
Bystropogono punctati-Telinion maderensis Capelo et al. 2000 Madeirean meso-supratemperate retamoid scrub Schaminee et al, 2012
Telino canariensis-Adenocarpion foliolosi Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Canarian genistoid etamal of pine and laurisilva zones Adenocarpo foliolosi-Cytision proliferi Esteve 1969; Adenocarpo foliolosi-Cytision proliferi Rivas Goday et Esteve 1965; Cytision canariensis Sunding 1972; Micromerio-Cytision congesti Esteve 1969; Micromerio-Genistion Oberd. 1965 Schaminee et al, 2012
Euphorbion melliferae Capelo et al. 2003 Macaronesian caulirosette scrub of forests clearings in laurisilva zone Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.9 Canarian heath forests same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 25 Laurel forest wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.7 Canary Island heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.2J Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.E Canarian heath woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.9 Canarian heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.9 Canarian heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.9   same
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