Canary Island coastal scrub

Description (English)

Formations of Chenoleoides tomentosa, Suaeda vermiculata, Frankenia laevis, Zygophyllum fontanesii, Polycarpaea nivea, Atriplex halimus, Atriplex glauca and Limonium spp. forming a halophile belt in the littoral zone of the larger Canary Islands and, with somewhat modified composition, of the islets.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S6-511

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Atriplex glauca
Flowering Plants Atriplex halimus
Flowering Plants Chenoleoides tomentosa
Flowering Plants Frankenia laevis
Flowering Plants Suaeda vermiculata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Atriplex glauca Flowering Plants
Atriplex halimus Flowering Plants
Chenoleoides tomentosa Flowering Plants
Frankenia laevis Flowering Plants
Suaeda vermiculata 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) F6.811 Canary Island coastal scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F6.811 Canary Island coastal scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F6.811 Canarian coastal scrub same
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