Aljibian cork-oak forests

Description (English)

Luxuriant, fully developed, humid and hyper-humid meso- to thermo-Mediterranean forests occupying, with the more exiguous and even more umbrophilous Quercus canariensis formations, the higher elevations of the sierras of the Campo de Gibraltar and a few enclaves of the Sierra de Ronda, with elements of north African oak forests such as Teucrium scorodonia ssp. baeticum and Ruscus hypophyllum; they are best represented in the Sierra de Aljibe, and are, next to those of Sardinia, the best-preserved cork-oak forests of the Community.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-1122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Quercus canariensis
Flowering Plants Ruscus hypophyllum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Quercus canariensis Flowering Plants
Ruscus hypophyllum 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) G2.1122 Aljibian cork-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.1122 Aljibian cork-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.1122 Aljibian cork-oak forests same
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