Thermo-Mediterranean heaths

Description (English)

Closed formations of heather, gorse and halimium constituting the extensive "monte negro" of the Coto Doñana; alternating with the xerophile "monte blanco" (unit F5.5A1), they occupy deep, sandy, oligotrophic soils with a water table close to the surface; their composition includes an admixture of thermo-Mediterranean and Atlantic heath species together with local endemics. Particularly characteristic in the Guadalquivir area, they are locally represented north to the Sado-Tago river area of coastal Portugal.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1T

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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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) F5.5C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.5C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.5C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.2C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.2C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.2C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.2C Thermo-Mediterranean heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.2C   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.2C   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.2C   same
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