Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes

English name: Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes

Description (English)

Open scrub formed by Stauracanthus genistoides ssp. genistoides, Halimium halimifolium, Halimium commutatum or Cistus libanotis (Cistus bourgaeanus), highly adapted to the extreme aridity and oligotrophy of fossil dunes and other deep, fixed sands with very low water table of coastal areas of the western Mediterranean basin and the subtropical Atlantic, particularly developed in the southwestern Iberian peninsula.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.5A

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 32.2A Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes 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 F5.5A Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5A Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.5A Western Tethyan xero-psammitic brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.5A South-western Iberian xero-psammitic brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.2A South-western Iberian xero-psammitic brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.2A South-western Iberian xero-psammitic brushes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.2A South-western Iberian xero-psammitic brushes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.2A South-western Iberian xero-psammitic brushes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.2A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.2A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.2A   same
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