EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S6 - Garrigue > S64 - Macaronesian garrigue

Macaronesian garrigue

Description (English)

Low shrub vegetation with an open canopy, of the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S64

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Cistus monspeliensis

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
Cistus monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cistus monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta
Flowering Plants Euphorbia regis-jubae
Flowering Plants Bituminaria bituminosa
Flowering Plants Asphodelus aestivus
Flowering Plants Phagnalon saxatile
Flowering Plants Dittrichia viscosa
Flowering Plants Trachynia distachya
Flowering Plants Launaea arborescens
Conifers Juniperus phoenicea
Flowering Plants Anagallis arvensis

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
Cistus monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants
Euphorbia regis-jubae Flowering Plants
Bituminaria bituminosa Flowering Plants
Asphodelus aestivus Flowering Plants
Phagnalon saxatile Flowering Plants
Dittrichia viscosa Flowering Plants
Trachynia distachya Flowering Plants
Launaea arborescens Flowering Plants
Juniperus phoenicea Conifers
Anagallis arvensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cistus monspeliensis
Flowering Plants Hyparrhenia hirta

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 monspeliensis Flowering Plants
Hyparrhenia hirta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F6.5 Macaronesian garrigues same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.5 Macaronesian garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.5 Macaronesian garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F6.5 Macaronesian garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F6.5 Macaronesian garrigues same
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