Submediterranean pseudomaquis

Description (English)

Mixed deciduous-evergreen scrub of shallow, rocky, mostly calcareous soils in the lowlands and foothills of Southern Europe. Usually derived by forest degradation and much affected in structure and composition by grazing, fire and logging.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S52

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis

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
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Conifers Juniperus communis subsp. communis
Flowering Plants Thymus vulgaris
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Hepatica nobilis
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Bromopsis erecta
Flowering Plants Primula veris
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Genista scorpius
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima

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
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis subsp. communis Conifers
Thymus vulgaris Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Hepatica nobilis Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Bromopsis erecta Flowering Plants
Primula veris Flowering Plants
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Genista scorpius Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens

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
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F5.3 Pseudomaquis same
European Red List of Habitats F5.3 Submediterranean pseudomaquis same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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