Cordilleran encinares

English name: Cordilleran encinares

Description (English)

Quercus rotundifolia formations of the Cordillera Central, characteristic of cool meso-Mediterranean and sunny supra-Mediterranean slopes of the sierras de Guadarrama, de Gredos, de Bejar, de Ayllon and neighbouring areas; they extend east to siliceous enclaves of the Iberian Range. Adapted to a more continental climate than the two previous units, they are poorer in shrubs and lianas. They often constitute low, open woodland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.12423
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Quercus rotundifolia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.3423 Cordilleran encinares source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.12423 Cordilleran encinares same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.12423 Cordilleran encinares same
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