EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-A - Pinus canariensis forest > T3-A3 - Pinus canariensis - heath forests

Pinus canariensis - heath forests

Description (English)

Forests of humid, fogbound north- and northwest-facing slopes in the lower reaches of the Pinus canariensis belt, with an abundance of Erica arborea and Myrica faya, and occasionally with Ilex canariensis and Arbutus canariensis; epiphytic lichens are abundant, as are dense carpets of mosses, in particular, Hypnum cupressiforme. These woods are the main habitat of Regulus teneriffae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-A3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Birds Regulus teneriffae
Conifers Pinus canariensis
Flowering Plants Arbutus canariensis
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Ilex canariensis
Flowering Plants Myrica faya
Mosses & Liverworts Hypnum cupressiforme
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Regulus teneriffae Birds
Pinus canariensis Conifers
Arbutus canariensis Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Ilex canariensis Flowering Plants
Myrica faya Flowering Plants
Hypnum cupressiforme Mosses & Liverworts

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) G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.83 Pinus canariensis - heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.83 Pinus canariensis-heath forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.73 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.93 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.93 Canary pine-heath forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.93   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.93   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.93   same
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