Low Cistus maquis

Description (English)

Western Mediterranean formations of small or medium Cistus spp., most characteristic of the siliceous soils of the meso-Mediterranean zone, but also widely occurring in the thermo-Mediterranean zone and in the siliceous supra-Mediterranean zone. Formations dominated by different Cistus species are included as subunits, with the exception of: formations of mostly calciphile Cistus species (e.g. Cistus albidus, Cistus clusii) and of indifferent species accompanied by strongly calciphile floras are classified as unit F6.1 (of EUNIS 2012 now overlapping with S61 and S62); formations of entirely thermo-Mediterranean species (e.g. Cistus bourgaeanus, Cistus palhinhae, Cistus heterophyllus) and of widespread species associated with co-dominant thermo-Mediterranean species are classified as unit F5.5 (of EUNIS 2012 now wider than S54).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S51E

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cistus bourgaeanus
Flowering Plants Cistus heterophyllus
Flowering Plants Cistus palhinhae
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cistus bourgaeanus Flowering Plants
Cistus heterophyllus Flowering Plants
Cistus palhinhae Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F5.24 Low Cistus maquis same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.24 Low Cistus maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.24 Low Cistus maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.24 Low Cistus maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.24 Low Cistus maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.2G Low Cistus maquis same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.34 Low cistus maquis same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.34 Low cistus maquis same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.34 Low cistus maquis same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.34   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.34   same
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