Canary Island tamarisk thickets

Description (English)

Tamarix canariensis and Tamarix africana galleries and thickets of the lower zone of the Canary Islands, lining the low part of barrancos and occupying the deltas of greater water courses. They are particularly abundant in the eastern desert islands, Lanzarote and, mostly, Fuenteventura, where they constitute one of the principal ligneous habitats for the fauna. They have also important representatives along the north coast of Tenerife and on Gran Canaria (Charca de Maspalomas, La Aldea).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-41321

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Tamarix africana
Flowering Plants Tamarix canariensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Tamarix africana Flowering Plants
Tamarix canariensis 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) F9.31321 Canary Island tamarisk thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.31321 Canary Island tamarisk thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.31321 Canarian tamarisk thickets same
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