EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S61 - Western basiphilous garrigue

Western basiphilous garrigue

Description (English)

Sub-shrub vegetation dominated by nanophanerophytes and chamaephytes on thin, base-rich soils through the western thermo- to mesomediterranean belts. Its species composition is very diverse in response to differences in local climate and soils. On rocky slopes, it can be permanent vegetation but is often derived from forest clearance and is much affected by grazing and fire.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S61

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Genista scorpius
Flowering Plants Thymus vulgaris
Flowering Plants Coris monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Lavandula latifolia
Flowering Plants Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Rosmarinus officinalis
Flowering Plants Bupleurum fruticescens
Flowering Plants Argyrolobium zanonii
Flowering Plants Staehelina dubia
Flowering Plants Helianthemum marifolium
Flowering Plants Erica multiflora
Flowering Plants Lithodora fruticosa
Flowering Plants Atractylis humilis
Flowering Plants Fumana thymifolia
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana

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
Genista scorpius Flowering Plants
Thymus vulgaris Flowering Plants
Coris monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Lavandula latifolia Flowering Plants
Aphyllanthes monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Rosmarinus officinalis Flowering Plants
Bupleurum fruticescens Flowering Plants
Argyrolobium zanonii Flowering Plants
Staehelina dubia Flowering Plants
Helianthemum marifolium Flowering Plants
Erica multiflora Flowering Plants
Lithodora fruticosa Flowering Plants
Atractylis humilis Flowering Plants
Fumana thymifolia Flowering Plants
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Thymus vulgaris
Flowering Plants Brachypodium retusum
Flowering Plants Genista scorpius
Flowering Plants Rosmarinus officinalis
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Dorycnium pentaphyllum
Flowering Plants Aphyllanthes monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Teucrium polium
Flowering Plants Lavandula latifolia
Conifers Pinus halepensis
Flowering Plants Coronilla minima
Flowering Plants Coris monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Helichrysum stoechas
Flowering Plants Argyrolobium zanonii
Flowering Plants Linum suffruticosum
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Fumana thymifolia

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
Thymus vulgaris Flowering Plants
Brachypodium retusum Flowering Plants
Genista scorpius Flowering Plants
Rosmarinus officinalis Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Dorycnium pentaphyllum Flowering Plants
Aphyllanthes monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Teucrium polium Flowering Plants
Lavandula latifolia Flowering Plants
Pinus halepensis Conifers
Coronilla minima Flowering Plants
Coris monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Helichrysum stoechas Flowering Plants
Argyrolobium zanonii Flowering Plants
Linum suffruticosum Flowering Plants
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Fumana thymifolia Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Rosmarinus officinalis
Flowering Plants Thymus vulgaris
Flowering Plants Erica multiflora
Flowering Plants Genista hispanica
Flowering Plants Brachypodium retusum
Flowering Plants Genista scorpius

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
Rosmarinus officinalis Flowering Plants
Thymus vulgaris Flowering Plants
Erica multiflora Flowering Plants
Genista hispanica Flowering Plants
Brachypodium retusum Flowering Plants
Genista scorpius Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.1 Western garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.1 Western garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.1 Western garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.1 Western garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.2 Rosmarinus garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F5.1 Acid garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.4 Western meso-Mediterranean calcicolous garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.4 Western meso-Mediterranean calcicolous garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.6 Supra-Mediterranean garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.4 Western meso-Mediterranean calcicolous garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.6   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.4   same
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