Madeiran cloud heaths

Description (English)

Sometimes fairly tall, 2-3 metre high, Erica arborea, Myrica faya, Erica scoparia, Laurus azorica, Clethra arborea and Pteridium aquilinum heaths of the cloud zone of Madeira.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-32

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Clethra arborea
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia
Flowering Plants Laurus azorica
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Clethra arborea Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants
Laurus azorica Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.32 Madeiran cloud heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.32   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.32   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.32   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.32   same
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