Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana

Description (English)

Thermo-Mediterranean formations of headlands and peninsulas of Corsica and Sardinia dominated by cushion-forming spiny Genista corsica or Genista morisii. These endemic species participate in the constitution of hedgehog-heaths (unit F7.45) as well as in that of the coastal formations listed here, which assume an evident phrygana appearance; they may also enter in the composition of midelevation formations of less distinctive appearance which can be listed under unit F6.18.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-15

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Genista corsica
Flowering Plants Genista morisii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista corsica Flowering Plants
Genista morisii 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) F7.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.23 Corsican and Sardinian Genista phrygana same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 33.9 Cyrno-Sardinian Genista phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 33.9 Cyrno-Sardinian Genista phryganas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 33.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 33.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 33.9   same
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