Mediterranean pre-desert scrub

Description (English)

Shrub formations constituting, with the halo-nitrophilous scrubs (unit F6.824) and the localized gypsum scrubs (unit F6.73), much of the natural and semi-natural vegetation of the arid zone of southeastern Spain (Almeria, Murcia, Alicante), a highly distinctive region of unique climatological, biological and landscape character within Europe, extremely rich in African and endemic species. Several of the most remarkable formations remain in only a few undisturbed localities and are gravely at risk. Similar formations occur in the upper arid (Mediterranean arid) zone of North Africa. Outposts of these communities also exist in Sicily, the Egadi islands, the Pelagie islands, the Maltese Islands and Pantelleria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-41
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

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) F5.55 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.55 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.55 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.55 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.55 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.25 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.25 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.25 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.25 Mediterranean pre-desert scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.25   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.25   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.25   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.25   same
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