Lentisc brush

English name: Lentisc brush

Description (English)

Pistacia lentiscus -dominated or -rich formations, widespread and abundant in thermo-Mediterranean and coastal meso-Mediterranean zones of the entire Mediterranean basin; locally, similar formations may appear in warm inland meso-Mediterranean areas. Often low and sometimes very open, the lentisc scrub can in favourable situations reach a height of several metres, grading into arborescent matorral (unit F5.123).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.514

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.214 Lentisc brush source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.514 Lentisc brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.514 Lentisc brush same
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