EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S6-1 - Western basiphilous garrigue > S6-1M - Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues

Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues

Description (English)

Low frutescent or suffrutescent formations of the supra-Mediterranean levels of the Iberian Meseta and its surrounding mountains and of northern Spain and southern France, rich in small labiate shrubs of genera Thymus, Teucrium, Salvia, Satureja, Sideritis, Lavandula, accompanied by leguminous shrubs (Genista scorpius, Genista pilosa, Genista pseudopilosa, Genista cinerea ssp. speciosa, Coronilla minima, Dorycnium pentaphyllum ssp. pentaphyllum) and various grasses (Stipa spp., Brachypodium spp.). In the north they often have an important, sometimes predominant, grass element and their impoverished shrub component is sometimes reduced to an almost monospecific Thymus formation; southwards, they become progressively more dominated by a richer constellation of shrub species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-1M

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Genista pilosa
Flowering Plants Genista pseudopilosa
Flowering Plants Genista scorpius
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Genista pilosa Flowering Plants
Genista pseudopilosa Flowering Plants
Genista scorpius 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) F6.63 Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.63 Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.63 Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.63 Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.63 Ibero-Gallic supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.13 Supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.63 Supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.63 Ibero-Gallic supramediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.63 Supra-Mediterranean dwarf-shrub garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.63   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.63   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.63   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.63   same
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