Complejos de vegetación del Macizo de Pena Trevinca y Serra do Eixo (NO de la Península Ibérica)
[Vegetation complexes of the Pena Trevinca Mountains and Serra do Eixo (northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula)]
Ortiz, S.; Izco, J.; Rodríguez-Oubiña, J
The vegetation of an area of the Orensano-Sanabriensian Sector of the Carpetano-Iberico-Leonese Province of the Mediterranean Region was studied in relation to bioclimatic belts defined on the basis of local climate data. Seven vegetation complexes were listed, each one with a different vegetation climax: five forests (Genisto hystricis- Quercetum rotundifoliae, Genisto falcatae-Quercetum pyrenaicae, Holco mollis-Quercetum pyrenaicae, Luzulo cantabricae-Betuletum pubescentis, Luzulo henriquesii-Fagetum sylvaticae) and two shrublands (Genisto sanabrensis-Juniperetum nanae, Junipero nanae-Vaccinietum ulginosi). Vegetation complexes were defined through 23 relevés which include 56 associations in all. Our findings are illustrated by a catena dropping 1700 m and a map showing the potential vegetation.