Endemic macaronesian heaths

Description (English)

Ericaceous formations (low and medium tall stages) of the Atlantic isles. Andryalo-Ericetalia: Fayo-Ericion arboreae, Telino-Adenocarpion foliolosae (Canary); Calluno-Ulicetalia: Daboecion azoricae, Ericetum azoricae, Daphno-Ericetum azoricae (Azores).

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 4050)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Macaronesian - Favourable
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 109 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Cistus chinamadensis
Flowering Plants Daboecia azorica
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Ilex canariensis
Conifers Juniperus brevifolia
Flowering Plants Laurus azorica
Flowering Plants Luzula purpureosplendens
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Thymus caespititius
Flowering Plants Vaccinium cylindraceum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cistus chinamadensis Flowering Plants
Daboecia azorica Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Ilex canariensis Flowering Plants
Juniperus brevifolia Conifers
Laurus azorica Flowering Plants
Luzula purpureosplendens Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Thymus caespititius Flowering Plants
Vaccinium cylindraceum Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000041 Spain Ojeda, Inagua y Pajonales Map
ES0000044 Spain Garajonay Map
ES0000095 Spain Tigaiga Map
ES0000102 Spain Garoé Map
ES0000103 Spain El Hierro Map
ES0000106 Spain Teno Map
ES0000107 Spain Montes y cumbre de Tenerife Map
ES0000108 Spain Los Órganos Map
ES0000109 Spain Anaga Map
ES0000111 Spain Tamadaba Map
ES0000114 Spain Cumbres y acantilados del norte de La Palma Map
ES0000341 Spain Los Órganos Map
ES0000346 Spain Tamadaba Map
ES7010003 Spain El Brezal Map
ES7010004 Spain Azuaje Map
ES7010005 Spain Los Tilos de Moya Map
ES7010006 Spain Los Marteles Map
ES7010010 Spain Pilancones Map
ES7010012 Spain Bandama Map
ES7010018 Spain Riscos de Tirajana Map
ES7010019 Spain Roque de Nublo Map
ES7010025 Spain Fataga Map
ES7010038 Spain Barranco de La Virgen Map
ES7010039 Spain El Nublo II Map
ES7010040 Spain Hoya del Gamonal Map
ES7010041 Spain Barranco de Guayadeque Map
ES7010055 Spain Amurga Map
ES7011003 Spain Pino Santo Map
ES7020001 Spain Mencáfete Map
ES7020008 Spain Pinar de Garafía Map
ES7020009 Spain Guelguén Map
ES7020010 Spain Las Nieves Map
ES7020011 Spain Cumbre Vieja Map
ES7020020 Spain Tablado Map
ES7020025 Spain Barranco del Agua Map
ES7020026 Spain La Caldereta Map
ES7020028 Spain Benchijigua Map
ES7020030 Spain Majona Map
ES7020032 Spain Roque Cano Map
ES7020033 Spain Roque Blanco Map
ES7020037 Spain Lomo del Carretón Map
ES7020039 Spain Orone Map
ES7020044 Spain Ijuana Map
ES7020045 Spain Pijaral Map
ES7020047 Spain Pinoleris Map
ES7020051 Spain Barranco del Infierno Map
ES7020052 Spain Chinyero Map
ES7020053 Spain Las Palomas Map
ES7020054 Spain Corona Forestal Map
ES7020064 Spain Los Sables Map
ES7020069 Spain Las Lagunetas Map
ES7020073 Spain Los Acantilados de la Culata Map
ES7020074 Spain Los Campeches, Tigaiga y Ruiz Map
ES7020075 Spain La Resbala Map
ES7020081 Spain Interián Map
ES7020082 Spain Barranco de Ruiz Map
ES7020084 Spain Barlovento, Garafía, El Paso y Tijarafe Map
ES7020085 Spain El Paso y Santa Cruz de La Palma Map
ES7020086 Spain Santa Cruz de La Palma Map
ES7020087 Spain Breña Alta Map
ES7020089 Spain Sabinar de La Galga Map
ES7020090 Spain Monteverde de Don Pedro-Juan Adalid Map
ES7020091 Spain Monteverde de Gallegos-Franceses Map
ES7020092 Spain Monteverde de Lomo Grande Map
ES7020093 Spain Monteverde de Barranco Seco-Barranco del Agua Map
ES7020094 Spain Monteverde de Breña Alta Map
ES7020095 Spain Anaga Map
ES7020096 Spain Teno Map
ES7020097 Spain Teselinde-Cabecera de Vallehermoso Map
ES7020098 Spain Montaña del Cepo Map
ES7020099 Spain Frontera Map
ES7020100 Spain Cueva del Viento Map
ES7020101 Spain Laderas de Enchereda Map
ES7020104 Spain Valle Alto de Valle Gran Rey Map
ES7020106 Spain Cabecera Barranco de Aguajilva Map
ES7020109 Spain Barrancos del Cedro y Liria Map
ES7020112 Spain Barranco de las Hiedras-El Cedro Map
ES7020121 Spain Barranco Madre del Agua Map
PTCOR0001 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTFAI0004 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0005 Portugal Monte da Guia - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0006 Portugal Ponta do Varadouro - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFAI0007 Portugal Morro de Castelo Branco - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFLO0002 Portugal Zona Central - Morro Alto - Ilha das Flores Map
PTFLO0003 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTGRA0016 Portugal Ponta Branca - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTJOR0013 Portugal Ponta dos Rosais - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTJOR0014 Portugal Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0015 Portugal Pico do Facho Map
PTMIG0019 Portugal Lagoa do Fogo - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTMIG0020 Portugal Caloura-Ponta da Galera - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTMIG0024 Portugal Serra da Tronqueira / Planalto dos Graminhais Map
PTPIC0009 Portugal Montanha do Pico, Prainha e Caveiro - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPIC0010 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPIC0011 Portugal Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPOR0002 Portugal Pico Branco - Porto Santo Map
PTSMA0022 Portugal Ponta do Castelo - Ilha de Sta. Maria Map
PTTER0017 Portugal Serra Santa Bárbara e Pico Alto - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTTER0018 Portugal Costa das Quatro Ribeiras - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0022 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0023 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTZPE0024 Portugal Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0025 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0027 Portugal Zona Central do Pico - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0028 Portugal Ilhéu do topo e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTZPE0033 Portugal Pico da Vara / Ribeira do Guilherme - Ilha de S. Miguel Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.34 Azorean lowland heaths wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.36 Azorean summital heaths wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.31 Canary Island heaths wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.3 Macaronesian heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.32 Madeiran cloud heaths wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.33 Madeiran summital heaths wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.35 Upland Azorean Erica azorica and Juniperus brevifolia heaths wider
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