West Mediterranean tamarisk thickets

Description (English)

Tamarix gallica, Tamarix africana or Tamarix canariensis thickets of watercourse galleries, humid depressions and slightly saline coastal flats in Iberia, southern and western France, peninsular Italy, the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, the Maltese Islands and mediterranean North Africa. The accompanying flora comprises Scirpus holoschoenus, Saccharum ravennae, Arundo donax, Brachypodium phoenicoides, Piptatherum miliaceum, Asparagus acutifolius, Equisetum ramosissimum, Rubia peregrina, Rubia longifolia, Rubia angustifolia, Dittrichia viscosa.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-4131

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arundo donax
Flowering Plants Asparagus acutifolius
Flowering Plants Brachypodium phoenicoides
Flowering Plants Dittrichia viscosa
Ferns Equisetum ramosissimum
Flowering Plants Piptatherum miliaceum
Flowering Plants Rubia angustifolia
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Saccharum ravennae
Flowering Plants Scirpus holoschoenus
Flowering Plants Tamarix africana
Flowering Plants Tamarix canariensis
Flowering Plants Tamarix gallica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arundo donax Flowering Plants
Asparagus acutifolius Flowering Plants
Brachypodium phoenicoides Flowering Plants
Dittrichia viscosa Flowering Plants
Equisetum ramosissimum Ferns
Piptatherum miliaceum Flowering Plants
Rubia angustifolia Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Saccharum ravennae Flowering Plants
Scirpus holoschoenus Flowering Plants
Tamarix africana Flowering Plants
Tamarix canariensis Flowering Plants
Tamarix gallica 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) F9.3131 West Mediterranean tamarisk thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.3131 West Mediterranean tamarisk thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.3131 West Mediterranean tamarisk thickets same
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