Temperate thickets and scrub

English name: Temperate thickets and scrub

Description (English)

Successional and plagioclimax scrub, mostly deciduous, of Atlantic, sub-Atlantic or subcontinental affinities, characteristic of the nemoral zone, but also colonizing cool, moist or disturbed stations of the mediterranean evergreen forest zone. Included are thickets of Buxus sempervirens, Corylus avellana, Cytisus scoparius, Juniperus communis, Prunus spinosa, Rubus fruticosus and Ulex europaeus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F3.1
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Cytisus scoparius
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Prunus spinosa
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Ulex europaeus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Cytisus scoparius Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Prunus spinosa Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Ulex europaeus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.8 Western Palaearctic temperate thickets wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A21 Scrub: dense/continuous overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A22 Scrub: scattered overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 1 Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.4 Roncier à Rubus fructicosus s.l. narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.1 Buissons thermophiles sur sol acide narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.1 Lande subatlantique acidophile narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.3 Buissons mésophiles narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.2 Buissons xérothermophiles sur sol neutre à alcalin narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 S1.5 KŘOVINY SKAL A DROLIN S RYBÍZEM ALPÍNSKÝM (RIBES ALPINUM) (Ribes alpinum scrub on cliffs and boulder screes) not defined
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2141000 Krovinný plášt n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2141100 Krovinné plaste lužných lesov n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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