Macaronesian heathy forest

Description (English)

Small-stature forest variously dominated by arborescent ericoids, laurels (Laurus spp.), strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) and Canarian holly (Ilex canariensis) in situations that range from cold and hyper-humid slopes and exposed fog-bound outcrops to sub-humid and dry foothills of Madeira and the Canaries.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-9

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Not available

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) G2.7 Canary Island heath woodland same name and description changed
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.7 Canary Island heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.7 Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.2J Canarian heath woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.E Canarian heath woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.9 Canarian heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.9 Canarian heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.9   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.9   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.9   same
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