Laurisilvas of La Gomera

Description (English)

Laurel forests of La Gomera, best preserved and most extensive of the archipelago, with large areas of humid Persea indica -Laurus azorica forests (Lauro-Perseetum indicae), particularly in high areas, and good examples of Ocotea foetens-dominated forests, hyper-humid and very rich in ferns and epiphytes (Athyrio-Ocoteetum foetentis).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-331

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Laurus azorica
Flowering Plants Ocotea foetens
Flowering Plants Persea indica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Laurus azorica Flowering Plants
Ocotea foetens Flowering Plants
Persea indica 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) G2.331 Laurisilvas of La Gomera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.331 Laurisilvas of La Gomera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.331 Laurisilvas of La Gomera same
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