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Mediterranean gypsum scrubs

English name: Mediterranean gypsum scrubs

Description (English)

Garrigues occupying gypsum-rich soils of the Iberian peninsula, usually very open and floristically characterised by the presence of numerous gypsophilous species, among which Gypsophila struthium, Gypsophila hispanica, Centaurea hyssopifolia, Teucrium libanitis, Ononis tridentata, Lepidium subulatum, Herniaria fruticosa, Reseda stricta, Helianthemum squamatum. They are often rich in thymes (Thymus), germanders (Teucrium), rockroses (Helianthemum), composites (Centaurea, Jurinea, Santolina), Frankenia.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F6.7
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
Thymo-Teucrion verticillati Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et al. 1957 Alicanto-Murcian thermo-mesomediterranean semiarid gypsicolous tomillar Thymo modoreri-Teucrion libanotidis Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et al. 1957 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Lepidion subulati Bellot et Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et al. 1957 Central-Iberian and Almerian thermo-supramediterranean gypsicolous tomillar and matorral Gypsophilion hispanicae Rivas Goday et al. 1957; Gypsophilo-Santolinion viscosae Rivas Goday et Esteve 1968; Lepidion subulati Bellot 1952; Gypsophilion Br.-Bl. et O. de Bolòs 1958 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.9 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.7 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.7 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.7 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.7 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.5 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.5 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.9 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.9 Mediterranean gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.19   same
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