Cistus palhinhae formations on maritime wet heaths

Description (English)

Low brush and garrigue formations of the dolomitic tableland, karsts, sands and terra-rosas of the vicinity of Cape San Vicente (Portugal), rich in endemics (Ulicetum erinacei, Genisto triacanthi-Cistetum palhinhae).

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 5140)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Poor
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this habitat type


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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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: 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
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
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cistus palhinhae
Flowering Plants Teucrium vincentinum
Flowering Plants Ulex erinaceus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cistus palhinhae Flowering Plants
Teucrium vincentinum Flowering Plants
Ulex erinaceus Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PTCON0012 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTZPE0015 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

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