Oleander galleries

Description (English)

Nerium oleander cordons and screens, often with Tamarix spp., Vitex agnus-castus, Dittrichia viscosa, Saccharum ravennae, Arundo donax, Rubus ulmifolius, most typical of temporary water courses, but also lining small and sometimes large rivers, marking springs and areas of high water table in southern and eastern Iberia, very locally in eastern Provence, Liguria and Corsica (Saint-Florent), in southern Italy, Sardinia and Sicily, in southern and western Greece, the Aegean and Ionian archipelagoes, in Crete, in Albania, in the eastern Mediterranean, in North Africa, including northern Saharan regions, and in Mesopotamia. They are particularly abundant in the south and east of Iberia, in Sicily, in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean region and in North Africa.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-411

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arundo donax
Flowering Plants Dittrichia viscosa
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Saccharum ravennae
Flowering Plants Vitex agnus-castus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arundo donax Flowering Plants
Dittrichia viscosa Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Saccharum ravennae Flowering Plants
Vitex agnus-castus 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) F9.311 Oleander galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.311 Oleander galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.311 Oleander galleries same
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