More northern, upper meso-Mediterranean and lower supra-Mediterranean Quercus rotundifolia formations, poorer in Mediterranean species, of the western plateaux of Old Castile and adjacent southern Leon and Galicia; Genista hystrix is a physiognomically striking element. Also essentially eliminated as forest formations, these woodlands constitute, together with the preceding unit, the basis for the western Iberian dehesa, one of the most characteristic landscapes of the peninsula and an importand habitat of larger fauna.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code T212422|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012)||G2.12422||Castilian encinares||same|