Chamaerops humilis brush

Description (English)

Chamaerops humilis-dominated formations; other thermo-Mediterranean scrub or garrigues rich in the physiognomically important palmetto can be identified by a combination of this code and that of the other appropriate subdivision of unit F5.5. Palmetto brushes are best represented in the coastal areas of southwestern, southern and eastern Iberia, the Balearics, Sicily and its satellite islands and Mediterranean North Africa, with more sporadic occurrences in the Guadalquivir basin, Sardinia, and the Tyrrhenian coasts and islands of peninsular Italy. They are apparently extinct in the wild in the Maltese Islands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1M
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 Chamaerops humilis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Chamaerops humilis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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


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