West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana

Description (English)

Rare, extremely local and isolated associations of clifftops and adjacent areas dispersed along the coasts of Provence, Cap Corse, the Straits of Bonifacio, Catalonia (Cabo de Creus) and extreme southwestern Portugal, characterized by the presence of Astragalus massiliensis or Anthyllis hermanniae, variously accompanied by Thymelaea hirsuta, Helichrysum italicum, Plantago subulata, Armeria ruscinonensis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthyllis hermanniae
Flowering Plants Armeria ruscinonensis
Flowering Plants Astragalus massiliensis
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Plantago subulata
Flowering Plants Thymelaea hirsuta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthyllis hermanniae Flowering Plants
Armeria ruscinonensis Flowering Plants
Astragalus massiliensis Flowering Plants
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Plantago subulata Flowering Plants
Thymelaea hirsuta 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) F7.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.11 West Mediterranean mainland clifftop phrygana same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 33.1 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 33.1 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 33.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 33.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 33.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 33.1   same
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