Western Cistus garrigues

Description (English)

Shrubby formations of the western Mediterranean basin, mostly meso-Mediterranean, but often also thermo- or supra-Mediterranean, dominated by the low, calciphilous Cistus albidus or Cistus clusii, or occasionally by indifferent species, usually accompanied by a more varied flora than that of the silicicolous cistus maquis, though sometimes capable of forming dense cistus fields. These can be identified by use of digit 1 in the fourth decimal place, digit 2 being reserved for more varied formations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cistus albidus
Flowering Plants Cistus clusii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cistus albidus Flowering Plants
Cistus clusii 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) F6.13 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.13 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.13 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.13 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.13 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.32 Western Cistus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.43 Western Cistus garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.43 Cistus garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.43 Cistus garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.43   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.43   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.43   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.43   same
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