Arborescent matorral with Zyziphus

Description (English)

Pre-desert deciduous brush of Periploca laevigata, Lycium intricatum, Asparagus stipularis, Asparagus albus, Withania frutescens with tall Zyziphus lotus, confined to the arid Iberian South-west under a xerophytic thermo-Mediterranean bio-climate; corresponds to the mature phase or climax of climatophile and edapho-xero-psammophile vegetation series (Periplocion angustifoliae: Ziziphetum loti, Zizipho-Maytenetum europaei, Mayteno-Periplocetum).

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 5220)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 55 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
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asparagus albus
Flowering Plants Asparagus stipularis
Flowering Plants Calicotome intermedia
Flowering Plants Chamaerops humilis
Flowering Plants Lycium intricatum
Flowering Plants Periploca laevigata
Flowering Plants Withania frutescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asparagus albus Flowering Plants
Asparagus stipularis Flowering Plants
Calicotome intermedia Flowering Plants
Chamaerops humilis Flowering Plants
Lycium intricatum Flowering Plants
Periploca laevigata Flowering Plants
Withania frutescens Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
CY2000002 Cyprus ALYKOS POTAMOS - AGIOS SOZOMENOS Map
CY2000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI MITSEROU - AGROKIPIAS Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY2000010 Cyprus KOILADA POTAMOU MAROULLENAS Map
CY2000011 Cyprus POTAMOS PERISTERONAS Map
CY3000002 Cyprus SPA KAVO GKREKO Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
CY6000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS Map
CY6000006 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO RIZOELIAS Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Níjar Map
ES0000047 Spain Desierto de Tabernas Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000199 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES0000200 Spain Isla Grosa Map
ES0000260 Spain Mar Menor Map
ES0000261 Spain Almenara-Moreras-Cabo Cope Map
ES0000262 Spain Sierras del Gigante-Pericay, Lomas del Buitre-Río Luchena y Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES0000264 Spain La Muela-Cabo Tiñoso Map
ES0000461 Spain Serres del Sud d'Alacant Map
ES5213023 Spain Sierra de Callosa de Segura Map
ES5213026 Spain Sierra de Orihuela Map
ES6110002 Spain Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Map
ES6110005 Spain Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar Map
ES6110006 Spain Ramblas de Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES6110007 Spain La Serrata de Cabo de Gata Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
ES6110011 Spain Sierra del Alto de Almagro Map
ES6110012 Spain Sierras Almagrera, de Los Pinos y El Aguilón Map
ES6110014 Spain Artos de El Ejido Map
ES6110016 Spain Rambla de Arejos Map
ES6110017 Spain Río Antas Map
ES6140011 Spain Sierra de Castell de Ferro Map
ES6140013 Spain Acantilados y Fondos Marinos Tesorillo-Salobreña Map
ES6170002 Spain Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Map
ES6200001 Spain Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila Map
ES6200006 Spain Espacios Abiertos e Islas del Mar Menor Map
ES6200007 Spain Islas e Islotes del Litoral Mediterráneo Map
ES6200010 Spain Cuatro Calas Map
ES6200011 Spain Sierra de las Moreras Map
ES6200012 Spain Calnegre Map
ES6200013 Spain Cabezo Gordo Map
ES6200015 Spain La Muela y Cabo Tiñoso Map
ES6200024 Spain Cabezo de Roldán Map
ES6200025 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES6200031 Spain Cabo Cope Map
ES6200035 Spain Sierra de Almenara Map
ES6200040 Spain Cabezos del Pericón Map
ES6200044 Spain Sierra de los Victorias Map
ES6200046 Spain Sierra de En medio Map
ITA010014 Italy Sciare di Marsala Map
ITA020014 Italy Monte Pellegrino Map
ITA090013 Italy Saline di Priolo Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F5.1 Arborescent matorral narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F5.171 Iberian arid zone Ziziphus matorral same
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