Macaronesian inland cliffs

English name: Macaronesian inland cliffs

Description (English)

Inland cliffs of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores, extremely rich in endemic species of both plants and animals, including vertebrates (the endangered Pterodroma madeira). The genus Aeonium is particularly representative.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H3.3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Sinapidendro angustifolii-Aeonion glutinosi Capelo et al. 2000 Madeirean chomophytic and chasmophytic succulent-rich scrub on volcanic rock substrates and walls 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
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
Thelipterido pozoi-Woodwardion radicantis F. Prieto et C. Aguiar in F. Prieto et al. 2012 Madeirean-Azorean hyperoceanic fern-rich vegetation of rocky crevices and steep shaded loamy slopes 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
Cheilanthion pulchellae Sáenz de Rivas et Rivas-Mart. 1979 Macaronesian rock crevice fern-rich vegetation of ultramafic substrates of regions of infra-mesomediterranean arid climate Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.6 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.3 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.3 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H3.3 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H3.3 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H3.3 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H3.?? Macaronesian inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 62.6 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 62.6 Macaronesian inland cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 62.6   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 62.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 62.6   same
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