EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S8 - Thermo-Atlantic xerophytic scrub > S8-1 - Canary Island xerophytic scrub > S8-13 - Eastern Canary Island xerophytic communities

Eastern Canary Island xerophytic communities

Description (English)

Open formations of semidesertic Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, with high endemism; characteristic of various groupings are Euphorbia obtusifolia, Senecio kleinia, Asparagus pastorianus, Kickxia heterophylla, Echium bonnetii, Caralluma burchardii, the cactiform spurge Euphorbia handiensis, Pulicaria burchardii, Pulicaria canariensis, Argyranthemum winteri, Echium handiense, Bupleurum handiense, Sideritis massoniana, Asteriscus sericeus, Asteriscus schultzii, Minuartia platiphylla, Reichardia famarae, Aichryson tortuosum, Aeonium lancerottense, Aeonium balsamiferum, Limonium bourgaei, Echium decaisnei ssp. purpuriense, Argyranthemum ochroleucum, Helichrysum gossypinum, Helichrysum monogynum, Ferula lancerottensis, Sedum lancerottense, Thymus origanoides, Lavandula pinnata, Echium pitardii, Limonium puberulum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S8-13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aeonium balsamiferum
Flowering Plants Argyranthemum winteri
Flowering Plants Asparagus pastorianus
Flowering Plants Asteriscus schultzii
Flowering Plants Bupleurum handiense
Flowering Plants Caralluma burchardii
Flowering Plants Echium handiense
Flowering Plants Euphorbia handiensis
Flowering Plants Helichrysum gossypinum
Flowering Plants Helichrysum monogynum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aeonium balsamiferum Flowering Plants
Argyranthemum winteri Flowering Plants
Asparagus pastorianus Flowering Plants
Asteriscus schultzii Flowering Plants
Bupleurum handiense Flowering Plants
Caralluma burchardii Flowering Plants
Echium handiense Flowering Plants
Euphorbia handiensis Flowering Plants
Helichrysum gossypinum Flowering Plants
Helichrysum monogynum 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) F8.13 Eastern Canary Island xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F8.13 Eastern Canary Island xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F8.13 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F8.13 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F8.13 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F7.13 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.83 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.83 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.83 Eastern Canarian xerophytic communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.83   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.83   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.83   same
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