EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S3 - Temperate and mediterranean-montane scrub > S33 - Lowland to montane temperate and submediterranean genistoid scrub

Lowland to montane temperate and submediterranean genistoid scrub

Description (English)

Low scrub dominated by various woody legumes on mostly sharply-draining, nutrient-poor acidic soils throughout the temperate and submediterranean lowlands and Mediterranean foothills of Europe. To the north the vegetation is usually found in successions or ecotones within pastoral landscapes and is often rather species-poor; further south, the scrub can occur as a more persistent or repeatedly renewed habitat among rocky or unstable hill-slopes with richer associated floras.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S33

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Cytisus scoparius
Flowering Plants Genista florida
Flowering Plants Cytisus balansae
Flowering Plants Cytisus multiflorus
Flowering Plants Genista cinerascens
Flowering Plants Adenocarpus complicatus
Flowering Plants Cytisus striatus
Flowering Plants Lavandula pedunculata

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
Cytisus scoparius Flowering Plants
Genista florida Flowering Plants
Cytisus balansae Flowering Plants
Cytisus multiflorus Flowering Plants
Genista cinerascens Flowering Plants
Adenocarpus complicatus Flowering Plants
Cytisus striatus Flowering Plants
Lavandula pedunculata Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cytisus scoparius
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Teucrium scorodonia
Flowering Plants Cytisus balansae
Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Lavandula pedunculata
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Genista florida
Flowering Plants Jasione montana
Flowering Plants Hypericum perforatum
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Achillea millefolium
Flowering Plants Cytisus multiflorus

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
Cytisus scoparius Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Teucrium scorodonia Flowering Plants
Cytisus balansae Flowering Plants
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Lavandula pedunculata Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Genista florida Flowering Plants
Jasione montana Flowering Plants
Hypericum perforatum Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Achillea millefolium Flowering Plants
Cytisus multiflorus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cytisus scoparius
Flowering Plants Cytisus balansae
Flowering Plants Genista florida
Flowering Plants Cytisus multiflorus

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
Cytisus scoparius Flowering Plants
Cytisus balansae Flowering Plants
Genista florida Flowering Plants
Cytisus multiflorus Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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