High maquis

English name: High maquis

Description (English)

Tall shrubby formations of the meso- and thermo-Mediterranean zones of the Mediterranean basin with a dominant stratum of Erica arborea, Arbutus unedo, Quercus spp. and Pistacia lentiscus, but no or few emergent oaks, in contrast to unit F5.1.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.31 High maquis source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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