EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S6-5 - Mediterranean nitrophilous scrub > S6-52 - Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs

Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs

Description (English)

Nitrophilous scrubby formations typically of dry soils and arid climates, often greyish-white and semidesert-like, sometimes including taller, denser scrub. They are most frequent in the eastern Iberian peninsula, where characteristic shrubs include Peganum harmala, Artemisia herba-alba, Lycium intricatum, Capparis ovata and the Chenopodiaceae Salsola vermiculata, Salsola genistoides, Salsola verticillata, Suaeda pruinosa, Atriplex halimus, Atriplex glauca, Camphorosma monspeliaca, Anabasis articulata and Haloxylon articulatum. In the eastern Mediterranean species like Artemisia arborescens, Piptatherum miliaceum, Smyrnium apifolium, Atriplex halimus, Ruta chelepensis and Anagyris foetida are typical.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-52

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anabasis articulata
Flowering Plants Anagyris foetida
Flowering Plants Artemisia arborescens
Flowering Plants Artemisia herba-alba
Flowering Plants Atriplex glauca
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca
Flowering Plants Capparis ovata
Flowering Plants Haloxylon articulatum
Flowering Plants Lycium intricatum
Flowering Plants Peganum harmala
Flowering Plants Piptatherum miliaceum
Flowering Plants Salsola genistoides
Flowering Plants Salsola vermiculata
Flowering Plants Salsola verticillata
Flowering Plants Suaeda pruinosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anabasis articulata Flowering Plants
Anagyris foetida Flowering Plants
Artemisia arborescens Flowering Plants
Artemisia herba-alba Flowering Plants
Atriplex glauca Flowering Plants
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants
Capparis ovata Flowering Plants
Haloxylon articulatum Flowering Plants
Lycium intricatum Flowering Plants
Peganum harmala Flowering Plants
Piptatherum miliaceum Flowering Plants
Salsola genistoides Flowering Plants
Salsola vermiculata Flowering Plants
Salsola verticillata Flowering Plants
Suaeda pruinosa 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) F6.82 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.82 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.82 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.82 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.82 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.42 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B4.42 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.72 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.72 Mediterranean halo-nitrophilous scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.72   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.17   same
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