Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues

Description (English)

Lentisc-dominated or lentisc-rich scrub and related formations with Olea europaea var. sylvestris, Pistacia lentiscus, Rhamnus spp. and Rhamnus lycioides subspecies, Myrtus communis, Rubia spp., Asparagus spp., Phillyrea spp., Osyris spp., Bupleurum spp., various oaks (Quercus ilex, Quercus coccifera and other species), Calicotome spp., Laurus nobilis, Helichrysum italicum and other species widespread in the whole thermo-Mediterranean zone (except the arid Iberian Southeast: unit F5.55). A few extremely distinctive habitats formed by facies of these formations, distributed throughout large portions of their range, are separated under units F5.52-F5.54. Other characteristic habitats are classified as subunits of this unit according to the dominant species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1J

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Laurus nobilis
Flowering Plants Myrtus communis
Flowering Plants Olea europaea var. sylvestris
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Quercus coccifera
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Rhamnus lycioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Laurus nobilis Flowering Plants
Myrtus communis Flowering Plants
Olea europaea var. sylvestris Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Quercus coccifera Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Rhamnus lycioides 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) F5.51 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.51 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.51 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.51 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.51 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.21 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.21 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.21 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.21 Thermo-Mediterranean brushes, thickets and heath-garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.21   same
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