Pyreneo-Cantabrian cushion-heaths

Description (English)

Cushion-heaths dominated by Genista hispanica ssp. occidentalis or Genista hystrix ssp. legionensis, often with Erica vagans, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. crassifolia or Lithodora diffusa, characteristic of the Pyreneen-Cantabrian system, where they may occur from the collinar to the subalpine level.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-3451

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Erica vagans
Flowering Plants Lithodora diffusa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Erica vagans Flowering Plants
Lithodora diffusa 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) F7.4451 Pyreneo-Cantabrian cushion-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.4451 Pyreneo-Cantabrian cushion-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.4451 Pyreneo-Cantabrian cushion-heaths same
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