Coastal Helichrysum garrigues

Description (English)

Low formations of Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum, Helichrysum italicum ssp. italicum) with spurges (Euphorbia pithyusa, i.a.), Pistacia lentiscus, Camphorosma monspeliaca, Artemisia densiflora or Thymelaea passerina, Thymelaea hirsuta, Thymelaea tartonraira of the immediate vicinity of sea cliffs, forming the transition between cliff vegetations or clifftop phryganas and thermo-Mediterranean scrub; they are particularly characteristic of the large Mediterranean islands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1J7
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Camphorosma monspeliaca
Flowering Plants Euphorbia pithyusa
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Thymelaea hirsuta
Flowering Plants Thymelaea passerina
Flowering Plants Thymelaea tartonraira
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Camphorosma monspeliaca Flowering Plants
Euphorbia pithyusa Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Thymelaea hirsuta Flowering Plants
Thymelaea passerina Flowering Plants
Thymelaea tartonraira 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) F5.517 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.517 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.517 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.512 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.212 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.217 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.217 Coastal Helichrysum garrigues same
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