Southern Andalusian "monte blanco"

Description (English)

Xero-psammitic scrub of the coasts of the Gulf of Cadiz, between the estuaries of the rios Guadalete, Guadalquivir and Tinto, particularly characteristic of the Coto Donana ("monte blanco"), in which Stauracanthus genistoides ssp. genistoides, Halimium halimifolium, Halimium commutatum and Cistus libanotis (Cistus bourgaeanus) are accompanied by, in particular, Lavandula stoechas ssp. lusitanica, Armeria velutina and Thymus tomentosus and, in the wide transition zone with the "monte negro", by Ulex australis and Erica scoparia. The "monte blanco" is an important habitat for several threatened or rare vertebrates, including Lynx pardellus, Genetta genetta, Felis sylvestris, Dama dama, Aquila adalberti.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5421

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Birds Aquila adalberti
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia
Flowering Plants Lavandula stoechas
Flowering Plants Stauracanthus genistoides
Flowering Plants Ulex australis
Mammals Dama dama
Mammals Felis sylvestris
Mammals Genetta genetta
Mammals Lynx pardellus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aquila adalberti Spanish Imperial Eagle Birds
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants
Lavandula stoechas Flowering Plants
Stauracanthus genistoides Flowering Plants
Ulex australis Flowering Plants
Dama dama Fallow deer Mammals
Felis sylvestris Mammals
Genetta genetta Common genet Mammals
Lynx pardellus Mammals

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian "monte blanco" same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian monte blanco same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5A1 Southern Andalusian monte blanco same
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