EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S6-5 - Mediterranean nitrophilous scrub

Mediterranean nitrophilous scrub

Description (English)

Perennial scrubby vegetation with nitrophilous and salt-tolerant associates in often artificially-disturbed places through the semi-arid thermo- and inframediterranean belts where the dry climate slows the decomposition of litter and aids precipitation of salt from the soil

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-5
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Artemisia arborescens
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Santolina chamaecyparissus
Flowering Plants Bromus rubens
Flowering Plants Piptatherum miliaceum
Conifers Suaeda braun-blanquetii
Flowering Plants Ptilostemon casabonae
Flowering Plants Herniaria cinerea
Flowering Plants Foeniculum vulgare
Flowering Plants Suaeda vera
Flowering Plants Dittrichia viscosa
Flowering Plants Anacyclus clavatus
Flowering Plants Asphodelus fistulosus
Flowering Plants Sonchus tenerrimus
Flowering Plants Plantago lagopus
Flowering Plants Lygeum spartum
Flowering Plants Anagyris foetida
Flowering Plants Centaurea melitensis

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Artemisia arborescens Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Santolina chamaecyparissus Flowering Plants
Bromus rubens Flowering Plants
Piptatherum miliaceum Flowering Plants
Suaeda braun-blanquetii Conifers
Ptilostemon casabonae Flowering Plants
Herniaria cinerea Flowering Plants
Foeniculum vulgare Flowering Plants
Suaeda vera Flowering Plants
Dittrichia viscosa Flowering Plants
Anacyclus clavatus Flowering Plants
Asphodelus fistulosus Flowering Plants
Sonchus tenerrimus Flowering Plants
Plantago lagopus Flowering Plants
Lygeum spartum Flowering Plants
Anagyris foetida Flowering Plants
Centaurea melitensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Daucus carota
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Artemisia arborescens
Flowering Plants Piptatherum miliaceum
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Asparagus acutifolius
Flowering Plants Santolina chamaecyparissus
Flowering Plants Dittrichia viscosa
Flowering Plants Eryngium campestre
Flowering Plants Bromus rubens
Flowering Plants Hordeum murinum
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata subsp. hispanica
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Foeniculum vulgare
Flowering Plants Carlina corymbosa
Flowering Plants Sonchus oleraceus
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Conifers Suaeda braun-blanquetii
Flowering Plants Plantago lagopus

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Daucus carota Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Artemisia arborescens Flowering Plants
Piptatherum miliaceum Flowering Plants
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Asparagus acutifolius Flowering Plants
Santolina chamaecyparissus Flowering Plants
Dittrichia viscosa Flowering Plants
Eryngium campestre Flowering Plants
Bromus rubens Flowering Plants
Hordeum murinum Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata subsp. hispanica Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Foeniculum vulgare Flowering Plants
Carlina corymbosa Flowering Plants
Sonchus oleraceus Flowering Plants
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Suaeda braun-blanquetii Conifers
Plantago lagopus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Artemisia arborescens
Flowering Plants Santolina chamaecyparissus
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Santolina rosmarinifolia

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Artemisia arborescens Flowering Plants
Santolina chamaecyparissus Flowering Plants
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Santolina rosmarinifolia 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) F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs narrower split includes part of former E1.4
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.8 Xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.4 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.7 Mediterraneo-Canarian xero-halophile scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.7   same
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