Southern Andalusian "monte blanco"

Description (English)

Xero-psammitic scrub of the coasts of the Gulf of Cadiz, between the estuaries of the rios Guadalete, Guadalquivir and Tinto, particularly characteristic of the Coto Donana ("monte blanco"), in which Stauracanthus genistoides ssp. genistoides, Halimium halimifolium, Halimium commutatum and Cistus libanotis (Cistus bourgaeanus) are accompanied by, in particular, Lavandula stoechas ssp. lusitanica, Armeria velutina and Thymus tomentosus and, in the wide transition zone with the "monte negro", by Ulex australis and Erica scoparia. The "monte blanco" is an important habitat for several threatened or rare vertebrates, including Lynx pardellus, Genetta genetta, Felis sylvestris, Dama dama, Aquila adalberti.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-421

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Birds Aquila adalberti
Flowering Plants Armeria velutina
Flowering Plants Cistus bourgaeanus
Flowering Plants Cistus libanotis
Mammals Dama dama
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia
Mammals Felis sylvestris
Mammals Genetta genetta
Flowering Plants Halimium commutatum
Flowering Plants Halimium halimifolium
Mammals Lynx pardellus
Flowering Plants Thymus tomentosus
Flowering Plants Ulex australis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aquila adalberti Spanish Imperial Eagle Birds
Armeria velutina Flowering Plants
Cistus bourgaeanus Flowering Plants
Cistus libanotis Flowering Plants
Dama dama Fallow deer Mammals
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants
Felis sylvestris Mammals
Genetta genetta Common genet Mammals
Halimium commutatum Flowering Plants
Halimium halimifolium Flowering Plants
Lynx pardellus Mammals
Thymus tomentosus Flowering Plants
Ulex australis 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) F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian "monte blanco" same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian monte blanco same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian monte blanco same
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