Macaronesian heath

Description (English)

Shrubby vegetation on thin soils in the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands, colonising pyroclastic debris, lava, rock outcrops and landslips, sometimes cyclically renewed by further disturbance or seral to forest. Floristically diverse between and within the archipelagoes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-3
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Not available

Other classifications

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


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