Canary Island Phoenix canariensis groves

English name: Canary Island palm groves

Description (English)

Relict Phoenix canariensis woods of the Canary Islands, mostly characteristic of the bottom of barrancos and of alluvial soils, below 600 metres. Palm groves are now very rare, but still exist in all the islands, with particularly representative examples at Haria on Lanzarote, Vega del Rio Palmas on Fuerteventura, Fataga, Maspalomas and the Barranco de Tirajana in Gran Canaria, Valle Gran Rey in La Gomera, Masca in Tenerife and Brena Alta in La Palma.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.52
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 Phoenix canariensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Phoenix canariensis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.72 Canarian palm groves source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.52 Canary Island Phoenix canariensis groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.52 Canarian Phoenix canariensis groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.52 Canarian Phoenix canariensis groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.52 Canarian Phoenix canariensis groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.52 Canarian Phoenix canariensis groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.52 Canarian palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.72 Canarian palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.72 Canarian palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.72   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.72   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 45.72   same
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