West Mediterranean spiny heaths

English name: West Mediterranean spiny heaths

Description (English)

Spiny shrublands, mainly on coastal cliffs, of the western Mediterranean region.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F7.1
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F7)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Launaeion cervicornis (O. de Bolòs et Vigo ex Gil et Llorens 1995) Rivas-Mart., Fernández-González et Loidi 1999 Coastal dwarf scrub on salt-sprayed cliffs of Balearic Islands Launaeion cervicornis O. de Bolòs et Vigo 1984 Schaminee et al, 2012
Astragalion tragacanthae (Folch ex Rivas-Mart., Fernández-González et Loidi 1999) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002 Rupicolous pulvinate scrub on wind-exposed coastal rocks of southern Spanish and Portugese coasts Astragalion tragacanthae (Folch ex Rivas-Mart. et al. 1999) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2001; Crithmo-Helichrysion serotini Rothmaler 1943 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 F7.1 West Mediterranean spiny heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.1 West Mediterranean spiny heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.1 West Mediterranean spiny heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.1 West Mediterranean spiny heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.1 West Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.1 West Mediterranean phryganas same
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