Castilian encinares

Description (English)

More northern, upper meso-Mediterranean and lower supra-Mediterranean Quercus rotundifolia formations, poorer in Mediterranean species, of the western plateaux of Old Castile and adjacent southern Leon and Galicia; Genista hystrix is a physiognomically striking element. Also essentially eliminated as forest formations, these woodlands constitute, together with the preceding unit, the basis for the western Iberian dehesa, one of the most characteristic landscapes of the peninsula and an importand habitat of larger fauna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-12422

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Genista hystrix
Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista hystrix Flowering Plants
Quercus rotundifolia 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) G2.12422 Castilian encinares same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.12422 Castilian encinares same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.12422 Castilian encinares same
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