Arid zone matorral

English name: Arid zone matorral

Description (English)

Scrub and steppes of the arid Iberian southeast, North Africa, Anatolia, central Cyprus and Palestine, dominated by often scattered tall shrubs and small trees of Ziziphus lotus, Ziziphus spina-christi or Acacia albida, in part distinctively thermo-mediterranean, in part intermediate between Mediterranean formations and open dry tropical woodland not found in the EUNIS classification area.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.17

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ziziphus lotus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ziziphus lotus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.17 Arid zone matorral source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.17 Arid zone matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.17 Arid zone matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.17 Arid zone matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.17 Arid zone matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.17 Arid zone matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.17 Arid zone matorral same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.17 Arid zone matorral same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.17 Arid zone matorral same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.17   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.17   same
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