Myrtle thickets

Description (English)

Myrtus communis-dominated thickets. Particularly noteworthy formations occur in the Balearics (Clematidi-Myrtetum), in southern Iberia, in Sardinia, in the Aegean, in the eastern Mediterranean coastal regions, in North Africa. Myrtle thickets can in favourable situations reach a height of a few metres, grading into arborescent matorral (unit S5124).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S51J8

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F5.518 Myrtle thickets same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.518 Myrtle thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.518 Myrtle thickets same
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