Chamaerops humilis brush

English name: Palmetto brush

Description (English)

Chamaerops humilis-dominated formations; other thermo-Mediterranean scrub or garrigues rich in the physiognomically important palmetto can be identified by a combination of this code and that of the other appropriate subdivision of unit F5.5. Palmetto brushes are best represented in the coastal areas of southwestern, southern and eastern Iberia, the Balearics, Sicily and its satellite islands and Mediterranean North Africa, with more sporadic occurrences in the Guadalquivir basin, Sardinia, and the Tyrrhenian coasts and islands of peninsular Italy. They are apparently extinct in the wild in the Maltese Islands.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.54
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.24 Palmetto brush 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 F5.54 Chamaerops humilis brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.54 Chamaerops humilis brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.54 Chamaerops humilis brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.54 Chamaerops humilis brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.24 Chamaerops humilis brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.24 Palmetto brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.24 Palmetto brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.24 Palmetto brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.24   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.24   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.24   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.24   same
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