Galicio-Leonese Erica cinerea heaths

Description (English)

Lower altitude heaths on the confines of Galicia and Leon, characteristic of slightly more uniform and humid climates than those of unit F4.2442, dominated by Erica cinerea, accompanied by Calluna vulgaris, Chamaespartium tridentatum, Erica umbellata, Halimium umbellatum and Mediterranean elements such as Lavandula stoechas ssp. pedunculata, Thymus mastichina.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-2443

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Chamaespartium tridentatum
Flowering Plants Erica cinerea
Flowering Plants Erica umbellata
Flowering Plants Halimium umbellatum
Flowering Plants Thymus mastichina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Chamaespartium tridentatum Flowering Plants
Erica cinerea Flowering Plants
Erica umbellata Flowering Plants
Halimium umbellatum Flowering Plants
Thymus mastichina Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F4.2443 Galicio-Leonese Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.2443 Galicio-Leonese Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.2443 Galicio-Leonese Erica cinerea heaths same
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