EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S6-4 - Mediterranean gypsum scrub > S6-43 - Southeastern Iberian gypsum scrubs

Southeastern Iberian gypsum scrubs

Description (English)

Low, open thyme, germander and rockrose garrigues colonizing poorly developed gypsiferous soils of the arid southeast of the Iberian peninsula (Alicante and Murcia). Characteristic elements are Teucrium libanitis (Teucrium verticillatum), Teucrium polium, Teucrium pumilum, Teucrium carthaginense, Thymus longiflorus, Thymus antoninae, Helianthemum lavandulifolium (Helianthemum racemosum), Helianthemum squamatum, Gypsophila hispanica, Gypsophila struthium, Astragalus alopecuroides. Grasses (Lygeum, Stipa, Brachypodium), wormwood (Artemisia) and Chenopodiaceae may be locally prominent.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-43

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Astragalus alopecuroides
Flowering Plants Gypsophila hispanica
Flowering Plants Gypsophila struthium
Flowering Plants Helianthemum lavandulifolium
Flowering Plants Helianthemum racemosum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum squamatum
Flowering Plants Teucrium carthaginense
Flowering Plants Teucrium libanitis
Flowering Plants Teucrium polium
Flowering Plants Teucrium pumilum
Flowering Plants Teucrium verticillatum
Flowering Plants Thymus antoninae
Flowering Plants Thymus longiflorus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Astragalus alopecuroides Flowering Plants
Gypsophila hispanica Flowering Plants
Gypsophila struthium Flowering Plants
Helianthemum lavandulifolium Flowering Plants
Helianthemum racemosum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum squamatum Flowering Plants
Teucrium carthaginense Flowering Plants
Teucrium libanitis Flowering Plants
Teucrium polium Flowering Plants
Teucrium pumilum Flowering Plants
Teucrium verticillatum Flowering Plants
Thymus antoninae Flowering Plants
Thymus longiflorus 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) F6.73 Southeastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.73 Southeastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.73 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.73 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.73 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.53 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.53 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.93 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.93 South-eastern Iberian gypsum scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.93   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.93   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.93   same
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