S54 Thermomediterranean arid scrub

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Scrub with a usually low and rather open cover of shrubs with sub-shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbs between, on dry soils of varied composition in the thermomediterranean belt, and of very diverse local composition. Primary and permanent in more arid and exposed situations, but can be successional to a forest and often much affected by grazing.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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