Genista umbellata garrigues

Description (English)

Open scrub rich in dwarf shrubs and dominated by the large cushions of var. umbellata of the remarkable, taxonomically widely isolated, southern and southeastern Spanish endemic Genista umbellata, in association with the also cushion-forming Thymus capitatus, Genista spartioides ssp. retamoides, another southern Spanish endemic, and Phlomis purpurea ssp. almeriensis. This formation, which presents physiognomic similarities with phryganas (unit F7), constitutes a transition between the arid scrub and the thermo-Mediterranean garrigues of section F5.57, in particular those formed by the only other population of Genista umbellata ssp. equisetiformis). Many of the accompanying dwarf shrubs, such as Thymus glandulosus, Satureja obovata, Teucrium eriocephalum, however, are Iberian Southeast endemics or preferentials.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-4164

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Genista umbellata
Flowering Plants Satureja obovata
Flowering Plants Teucrium eriocephalum
Flowering Plants Thymus capitatus
Flowering Plants Thymus glandulosus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista umbellata Flowering Plants
Satureja obovata Flowering Plants
Teucrium eriocephalum Flowering Plants
Thymus capitatus Flowering Plants
Thymus glandulosus 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) F5.5564 Genista umbellata garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5564 Genista umbellata garrigues same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5564 Genista umbellata garrigues same
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