Western Mediterranean purple willow scrub

Description (English)

Willow scrub dominated by Salix purpurea ssp. lambertiana and Salix elaeagnos ssp. angustifolia of water courses of southern France, Italy and Mediterranean eastern Spain south to the Rio Segura basin; Salix purpurea and Salix triandra scrubs lining watercourses of mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean northwest Africa, the first extending south to the Anti-Atlas and Saharan Atlas, the second limited to eastern and middle northern Algeria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix triandra 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) F9.122 Western Mediterranean purple willow scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.122 Western Mediterranean purple willow scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.122 Western Mediterranean purple willow scrub same
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