Western Canary Island Euphorbia communities

Description (English)

Open, varied formations of arid, stony slopes of the lower, 0-700 m, level of the western and central Canarian islands, characterised by the abundance of fleshy-stemmed, aphyllous, or small-leafed species, in particular Euphorbia spp., Senecio kleinia, Periploca laevigata, Cneorum pulverulentum, Messerschmidia fruticosa, Echium giganteum, Convolvulus floridus, Allagopappus dichotomus, Rhamnus crenulata, Rubia fruticosa, Argyranthemum spp., Artemisia canariensis, Sonchus leptocephalus, Asparagus arborescens, Rumex lunaria, Micromeria spp., Paronychia canariensis. They constitute a Macaronesian representation of the coastal desert formations of northwest Africa (which are outside the scope of this classification).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S8-11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asparagus arborescens
Flowering Plants Periploca laevigata
Flowering Plants Rhamnus crenulata
Flowering Plants Rumex lunaria
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asparagus arborescens Flowering Plants
Periploca laevigata Flowering Plants
Rhamnus crenulata Flowering Plants
Rumex lunaria 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) F8.11 Western Canary Island Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F8.11 Western Canary Island Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F8.11 Western Canarian Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F8.11 Western Canarian Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F8.11 Western Canarian Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F7.11 Western Canarian Euphorbia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.81 Western Canarian spurge communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.81 Western Canarian spurge communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.81 Western Canarian spurge communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.81   same
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