Myrtle thickets

English name: Myrtle thickets

Description (English)

Myrtus communis-dominated thickets. Particularly noteworthy formations occur in the Balearics (Clematidi-Myrtetum), in southern Iberia, in Sardinia, in the Aegean, in the eastern Mediterranean coastal regions, in North Africa. Myrtle thickets can in favourable situations reach a height of a few metres, grading into arborescent matorral (unit F5.124).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.518

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Myrtus communis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Myrtus communis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.218 Myrtle thickets source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.518 Myrtle thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.518 Myrtle thickets same
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