Thermo-Mediterranean scrub

English name: Thermo-Mediterranean scrub

Description (English)

Shrub formations characteristic of the thermo-Mediterranean zone. Included here are those formations, for the most part indifferent to the siliceous or calcareous nature of the substrate, that reach their greatest extent or optimal development in the thermo-Mediterranean zone, typically with abundant Pistacia lentiscus, Myrtus communis, Phillyrea spp., Erica manipuliflora, Styrax officinalis, Genista fasselata, Euphorbia dendroides, Calicotome villosa and Sarcopoterium spinosum. Also included are the numerous, strongly characterized, thermophile formations endemic to the south of the Iberian peninsula, mostly thermo-Mediterranean but sometimes meso-Mediterranean; in their great local diversity they are a western counterpart of, and sometimes approach in appearance, the mostly eastern Mediterranean phryganas F7.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.5
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calicotome villosa
Flowering Plants Erica manipuliflora
Flowering Plants Euphorbia dendroides
Flowering Plants Genista fasselata
Flowering Plants Myrtus communis
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Sarcopoterium spinosum
Flowering Plants Styrax officinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calicotome villosa Flowering Plants
Erica manipuliflora Flowering Plants
Euphorbia dendroides Flowering Plants
Genista fasselata Flowering Plants
Myrtus communis Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Sarcopoterium spinosum Flowering Plants
Styrax officinalis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F5.5 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F2.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 32.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 32.2 Thermo-Mediterranean shrub formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 32.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 32.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 32.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 32.2   same
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