Thermo-Mediterranean heath-garrigues

Description (English)

Formations dominated by the thermophile, often calciphile, heathers Erica multiflora and Erica manipuliflora, best developed in the thermo-Mediterranean zones of southern and eastern Spain, the Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, Pantelleria, southern Italy, southern Greece and the Aegean, Mediterranean Anatolia, Cyprus and coastal Mediterranean North Africa. Western meso-mediterranean formations are listed under unit F6.1B, eastern meso-Mediterranean formations under unit F6.2C.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1J2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Erica manipuliflora
Flowering Plants Erica multiflora
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Erica manipuliflora Flowering Plants
Erica multiflora 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) F5.512 Thermo-Mediterranean heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.512 Thermo-Mediterranean heath-garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.512 Thermo-Mediterranean heath-garrigues same
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