EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3E - Macaronesian Juniperus forest

Macaronesian Juniperus forest

Description (English)

Evergreen forests of endemic Macaronesian junipers (Juniperus brevifolia and Juniperus cedrus) in diverse habitats as sometimes very small isolated populations, each with a distinct associated floras.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3E
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Conifers Juniperus cedrus
Flowering Plants Parietaria mauritanica
Flowering Plants Prunus dulcis
Flowering Plants Piptatherum coerulescens

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus cedrus Conifers
Parietaria mauritanica Flowering Plants
Prunus dulcis Flowering Plants
Piptatherum coerulescens Flowering Plants
Conifers Juniperus cedrus
Flowering Plants Piptatherum coerulescens
Conifers Pinus canariensis
Flowering Plants Euphorbia regis-jubae
Flowering Plants Periploca angustifolia
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta
Flowering Plants Asphodelus aestivus
Flowering Plants Asparagus umbellatus

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus cedrus Conifers
Piptatherum coerulescens Flowering Plants
Pinus canariensis Conifers
Euphorbia regis-jubae Flowering Plants
Periploca angustifolia Flowering Plants
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants
Asphodelus aestivus Flowering Plants
Asparagus umbellatus Flowering Plants
Conifers Juniperus cedrus
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta
Flowering Plants Erica arborea

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus cedrus Conifers
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
European Red List of Habitats G3.9c Macaronesian Juniperus woodland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.98 Macaronesian Juniperus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.98 Macaronesian juniper woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.A8 Macaronesian juniper woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.A8 Macaronesian juniper woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.A8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.A8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.A8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.A8   same
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