Thermo-Mediterranean arid scrub

Description (English)

Scrub with a usually low and rather open cover of shrubs with sub-shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbs between, on dry soils of varied composition through the thermomediterranean zone, and of very diverse local composition. Primary and permanent in more arid and exposed situations, but can be successional to forest and often much affected by grazing.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Not available

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) F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean scrub narrower new name & description
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B2.5 Shingle and gravel beaches with scrub narrower new name & description
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.5 Shingle and gravel beaches with scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.5 Shingle and gravel beaches with scrub vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.5 Shingle and gravel beaches with scrub vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.5 Shingle and gravel beaches with scrub vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.5 Gravel bank thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.5 Gravel bank thickets n/a
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.2   same
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