Cistus laurifolius maquis

Description (English)

Formations dominated by Cistus laurifolius, often also of medium height, widespread on siliceous or decalcified soils in meso- and supra-Mediterranean Iberia and northwestern Africa, particularly in the Quercus pyrenaica realm, extending to the montane zone of the Pyrenees, and locally to sub-mediterranean areas of the southern Central Massif and the southwestern Alps.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1E4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cistus laurifolius
Flowering Plants Quercus pyrenaica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cistus laurifolius Flowering Plants
Quercus pyrenaica Flowering Plants

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) F5.244 Cistus laurifolius maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.244 Cistus laurifolius maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.244 Cistus laurifolius maquis same
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