Spanish Quercus ilex forest

Description (English)

Iberian forest communities formed by Quercus rotundifolia. Generally, even in mature state, less tall, less luxuriant and drier than the fully developed forests that can be constituted by the closely related Quercus ilex, they are, moreover, most often degraded into open woodland or even arborescent matorral. Species characteristic of the undergrowth are Arbutus unedo, Phillyrea angustifolia, Rhamnus alaternus, Pistacia terebinthus, Rubia peregrina, Jasminum fruticans, Smilax aspera, Lonicera etrusca, Lonicera implexa.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-124

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Jasminum fruticans
Flowering Plants Lonicera etrusca
Flowering Plants Lonicera implexa
Flowering Plants Phillyrea angustifolia
Flowering Plants Pistacia terebinthus
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Rhamnus alaternus
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Jasminum fruticans Flowering Plants
Lonicera etrusca Flowering Plants
Lonicera implexa Flowering Plants
Phillyrea angustifolia Flowering Plants
Pistacia terebinthus Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Quercus rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Rhamnus alaternus Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Smilax aspera 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) G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.124 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.34 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.34 Quercus rotundifolia woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.34   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.34   same
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