EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S62 - Western acidophilous garrigue

Western acidophilous garrigue

Description (English)

Sub-shrub vegetation dominated by nanophanerophytes on thin, acidic soils, developed on hard silicate bedrock or soft sand, through the western thermo- to lower supramediterranean 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 or abandonment of farm fields and is much affected by grazing and fire.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S62

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Cytinus hypocistis
Flowering Plants Cistus ladanifer
Flowering Plants Erica australis
Flowering Plants Lavandula pedunculata
Flowering Plants Genista hirsuta
Flowering Plants Ulex genistoides
Flowering Plants Thymus mastichina
Flowering Plants Tuberaria lignosa
Flowering Plants Erica umbellata
Flowering Plants Thapsia villosa
Flowering Plants Genista tridentata
Flowering Plants Cistus crispus
Flowering Plants Ulex parviflorus
Flowering Plants Thymus capitellatus
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Cistus populifolius

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
Cytinus hypocistis Flowering Plants
Cistus ladanifer Flowering Plants
Erica australis Flowering Plants
Lavandula pedunculata Flowering Plants
Genista hirsuta Flowering Plants
Ulex genistoides Flowering Plants
Thymus mastichina Flowering Plants
Tuberaria lignosa Flowering Plants
Erica umbellata Flowering Plants
Thapsia villosa Flowering Plants
Genista tridentata Flowering Plants
Cistus crispus Flowering Plants
Ulex parviflorus Flowering Plants
Thymus capitellatus Flowering Plants
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Cistus populifolius Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Helichrysum italicum
Flowering Plants Lavandula pedunculata
Flowering Plants Cytinus hypocistis
Flowering Plants Cistus ladanifer
Flowering Plants Lavandula stoechas
Flowering Plants Erica australis
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Rosmarinus officinalis
Flowering Plants Daphne gnidium
Flowering Plants Tuberaria guttata
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Thymus mastichina
Flowering Plants Ulex parviflorus
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Conifers Pinus pinea
Flowering Plants Carlina corymbosa
Flowering Plants Thapsia villosa
Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia

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
Helichrysum italicum Flowering Plants
Lavandula pedunculata Flowering Plants
Cytinus hypocistis Flowering Plants
Cistus ladanifer Flowering Plants
Lavandula stoechas Flowering Plants
Erica australis Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Rosmarinus officinalis Flowering Plants
Daphne gnidium Flowering Plants
Tuberaria guttata Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Thymus mastichina Flowering Plants
Ulex parviflorus Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Pinus pinea Conifers
Carlina corymbosa Flowering Plants
Thapsia villosa Flowering Plants
Quercus rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cistus ladanifer
Flowering Plants Ulex parviflorus
Flowering Plants Erica umbellata
Flowering Plants Cistus populifolius
Flowering Plants Cistus albidus
Flowering Plants Thymus mastichina
Flowering Plants Lavandula stoechas

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
Cistus ladanifer Flowering Plants
Ulex parviflorus Flowering Plants
Erica umbellata Flowering Plants
Cistus populifolius Flowering Plants
Cistus albidus Flowering Plants
Thymus mastichina Flowering Plants
Lavandula stoechas 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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