Usually pluri-specific scrub in which Olea europaea var. sylvestris accompanied by Pistacia lentiscus plays a determinant physiognomic role. Almost entirely restricted to the thermo-Mediterranean zone, they are represented by particularly well-developed, extensive stands in southern Iberia, the Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, southern Greece and the Aegean, Mediterranean Anatolia, Cyprus and the Levant, North Africa. When the characteristic species increase in height they grade into arborescent matorral (unit S512).
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code S51J1|
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)||F5.511||Oleo-lentisc brush||same|