Azorean laurisilvas

Description (English)

Lauriphyllous forests of the Azores, with Laurus azorica, Myrica faya, Frangula azorica, Ilex perado ssp. azorica, Juniperus brevifolia, Picconia azorica, Prunus lusitanica ssp. azorica, Euphorbia stygiana, Viburnum tinus ssp. subcordatum, Vaccinium cylindraceum, Smilax divaricata. The humid forests of the coastal areas ("Myrico-Pittosporietum undulati p.") have been totally or almost totally degraded, largely invaded by the introduced Australian Pittosporum undulatum. A better representation survives of the hyper-humid forests (Culcito-Juniperion brevifoliae p.) of higher elevations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Euphorbia stygiana
Flowering Plants Frangula azorica
Conifers Juniperus brevifolia
Flowering Plants Laurus azorica
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Flowering Plants Picconia azorica
Flowering Plants Pittosporum undulatum
Flowering Plants Smilax divaricata
Flowering Plants Vaccinium cylindraceum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Euphorbia stygiana Flowering Plants
Frangula azorica Flowering Plants
Juniperus brevifolia Conifers
Laurus azorica Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Picconia azorica Flowering Plants
Pittosporum undulatum Flowering Plants
Smilax divaricata Flowering Plants
Vaccinium cylindraceum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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