Catalo-Provençal lowland holm-oak forest

Description (English)

Lower meso-Mediterranean Quercus ilex formations of Catalonia, Languedoc, Provence and the lowlands of Tyrrhenian Italy rich in lauriphyllous and sclerophyllous shrubs and lianas, in particular Viburnum tinus, Arbutus unedo, Smilax aspera, Phillyrea latifolia, Ruscus aculeatus, Rubia peregrina; they are mostly degraded to arborescent matorral, the few remaining groves of holm oaks with a forest-like canopy being generally heavily modified by intensive human use.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-1212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Phillyrea latifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Ruscus aculeatus
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Viburnum tinus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Phillyrea latifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Ruscus aculeatus Flowering Plants
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Viburnum tinus 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) G2.1212 Catalo-Provençal lowland holm-oak woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.1212 Catalo-Provençal lowland holm-oak woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.1212 Catalo-Provençal lowland holm-oak woodland same
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