Oleo-lentisc brush

Description (English)

Usually pluri-specific scrub in which Olea europaea var. sylvestris accompanied by Pistacia lentiscus plays a determinant physiognomic role. Almost entirely restricted to the thermo-Mediterranean zone, they are represented by particularly well-developed, extensive stands in southern Iberia, the Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, southern Greece and the Aegean, Mediterranean Anatolia, Cyprus and the Levant, North Africa. When the characteristic species increase in height they grade into arborescent matorral (unit F5.12).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1J1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Olea europaea var. sylvestris
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Olea europaea var. sylvestris Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus 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) F5.511 Oleo-lentisc brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.511 Oleo-lentisc brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.511 Oleo-lentisc brush same
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