Pyrenean xerophile Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Montane and lower subalpine Pinus sylvestris or Pinus sylvestris and Pinus uncinata forests of dry sunny slopes (adrets) of the southern flanks of the Pyrenees and of the Val d'Aran, with a shrub layer comprising Juniperus hemisphaerica, Cytisus purgans, Buxus sempervirens and an herb layer dominated by Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by, among others, Veronica officinalis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-721

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Cytisus purgans
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Conifers Juniperus hemisphaerica
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Flowering Plants Veronica officinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Cytisus purgans Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Juniperus hemisphaerica Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pinus uncinata Conifers
Veronica officinalis 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) G3.4B1 Pyrenean xerophile Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.4B1 Pyrenean xerophile Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.4B1 Pyrenean xerophile Scots pine forests same
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