Low Cistus maquis

Description (English)

Western Mediterranean formations of small or medium Cistus spp., most characteristic of the siliceous soils of the meso-Mediterranean zone, but also widely occurring in the thermo-Mediterranean zone and in the siliceous supra-Mediterranean zone. Formations dominated by different Cistus species are included as subunits, with the exception of: formations of mostly calciphile Cistus species (e.g. Cistus albidus, Cistus clusii) and of indifferent species accompanied by strongly calciphile floras are classified as unit F6.1; formations of entirely thermo-Mediterranean species (e.g. Cistus bourgaeanus, Cistus palhinhae, Cistus heterophyllus) and of widespread species associated with co-dominant thermo-Mediterranean species are classified as unit F5.5.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1E

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cistus albidus
Flowering Plants Cistus bourgaeanus
Flowering Plants Cistus clusii
Flowering Plants Cistus heterophyllus
Flowering Plants Cistus palhinhae
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cistus albidus Flowering Plants
Cistus bourgaeanus Flowering Plants
Cistus clusii Flowering Plants
Cistus heterophyllus Flowering Plants
Cistus palhinhae Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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