Azorean laurisilvas

English name: Azorean laurisilvas

Description (English)

Lauriphyllous forests of the Azores, with Laurus azorica, Myrica faya, Frangula azorica, Ilex perado ssp. azorica, Juniperus brevifolia, Picconia azorica, Prunus lusitanica ssp. azorica, Euphorbia stygiana, Viburnum tinus ssp. subcordatum, Vaccinium cylindraceum, Smilax divaricata. The humid forests of the coastal areas ("Myrico-Pittosporietum undulati p.") have been totally or almost totally degraded, largely invaded by the introduced Australian Pittosporum undulatum. A better representation survives of the hyper-humid forests (Culcito-Juniperion brevifoliae p.) of higher elevations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.31
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G2)
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 Euphorbia stygiana
Flowering Plants Frangula azorica
Conifers Juniperus brevifolia
Flowering Plants Laurus azorica
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Flowering Plants Picconia azorica
Flowering Plants Pittosporum undulatum
Flowering Plants Smilax divaricata
Flowering Plants Vaccinium cylindraceum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Euphorbia stygiana Flowering Plants
Frangula azorica Flowering Plants
Juniperus brevifolia Conifers
Laurus azorica Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Picconia azorica Flowering Plants
Pittosporum undulatum Flowering Plants
Smilax divaricata Flowering Plants
Vaccinium cylindraceum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.61 Azorean laurisilvas source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 25 Laurel forest wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.31 Azorean laurisilvas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.61 Azorean laurisilvas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.61 Azorean laurisilvas same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.61   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.61   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.61   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 45.61   same
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