Juniperus phoenicea arborescent matorral

Description (English)

Juniperus phoenicea ssp. phoenicea-dominated formations occupying steep rocky slopes of the meso-Mediterranean and, locally, thermo-Mediterranean or lower supra-Mediterranean zones, particularly developed on crests and spurs of the mountains bordering the Ebro depression, in calcareous mountains of Valencia, in the southwestern Alps and Provence, in Sardinia, in Sicily, in Puglia, in southern Greece, in North Africa. Remarkable, generally uncommon, stands of old, tall trees may take on an almost woodland appearance.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1321

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus phoenicea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus phoenicea Conifers

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) F5.1321 Juniperus phoenicea arborescent matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.1321 Juniperus phoenicea arborescent matorral same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.1321 Juniperus phoenicea arborescent matorral same
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