The distribution of Iberian gypsophilous flora as a criterion for conservation policy

Within the EU territory, gypsum habitats with a peculiar flora are exclusively restricted to the eastern half of the Iberian Peninsula. The Habitats Directive considers the scrublands belonging to the Gypsophiletalia order as priority habitats (habitats 1,520). Although these scrublands do not represent the only kind of vegetation associated with gypsum… (More)