Pre-Pyrenean Salzmann's pine forests

English name: Pre-Pyrenean Salzmann's pine forests

Description (English)

Meso- and supra-Mediterranean Pinus salzmannii var. pyrenaica forests of Pyrenean foothills; they are extensive in the southeastern foothills, with outposts in the central foothills, in Catalonian ranges and, very locally, on the north side of the range (Valley of the Têt, Conflent). The understorey is formed by the cortège of Quercus ilex (Juniperus oxycedrus, Rosmarinus officinalis, Quercus ilex) at low altitudes, and by that of Quercus pubescens (Buxus sempervirens, Juniperus communis, Amelanchier ovalis, Cornus sanguinea, Lonicera etrusca) at higher altitudes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.532
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus communis
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Lonicera etrusca
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Rosmarinus officinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus communis Conifers
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Lonicera etrusca Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Rosmarinus officinalis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.632 Pre-Pyrenean Salzmann's pine forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.532 Pre-Pyrenean Salzmann's pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.532 Pre-Pyrenean Salzmann's pine forests same
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