Pseudomaquis

English name: Pseudomaquis

Description (English)

Mixed sclerophyllous evergreen and deciduous shrub thickets of the periphery of the range of Mediterranean sclerophyllous scrublands. They include, in particular, shrub formations of the Balkan and Italian peninsulas intermediate between Mediterranean maquis and schibljak (Southeastern sub-Mediterranean deciduous thickets), resulting from the degradation of thermophilous deciduous woodland G1.7, with a mixture of evergreen and deciduous bushes including Quercus coccifera, Juniperus oxycedrus, Quercus trojana, Carpinus orientalis, Ostrya carpinifolia, Pistacia terebinthus, Buxus sempervirens, Berberis cretica, Paliurus spina-christi, Pyrus spinosa, Rosa spp., similar Iberian formations with Amelanchier ovalis, Prunus lusitanica, Ilex aquifolium, French and Italian formations with Quercus pubescens and Quercus ilex, formations of Mediterranean Asia Minor and the Levant dominated by mixed deciduous and evergreen shrubs or small trees, in particular, Quercus coccifera (Quercus calliprinos) and Pistacia palaestina.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F5.3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Syringo-Carpinion orientalis Jakucs 1959 Thermophilous mantle communities of oak forests of central and southern Balkan Peninsula Paliuro-Carpinion orientalis Cristurean et Teculescu 1968; Orno-Colurnion Borza 1958 (orig. form) Schaminee et al, 2012
Pruno tenellae-Syringion (B. Jovanovic 1979) Carni et al. 2009 Continental vegetation of continental regions of northern Balkans Buxo-Syringion P. Fukarek 1962; Cotino-Cotoneasterion P. Fukarek 1958; Cotino-Cotoneasterion P. Fukarek 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Fraxino orni-Cotinion Soó 1960 Thermophilous mantle vegetation of southen Pannonian oak forests Orno-Cotinion Soó 1960 (orig. form); Cotinion Soó 1960 (sensu Horvát 1977) Schaminee et al, 2012
Paliuro-Petterion P. Fukarek 1962 Submediterranean šibljak of eastern Adriatic coasts of Balkan Peninsula Rhamno-Paliurion Trinajstic (1978) 1996; Paliurion adriaticum Trinajstic 1978 Schaminee et al, 2012
Junipero excelsae-Quercion pubescentis Jakucs 1960 Thermophilous pseudomaquis replacing oak forests of Crimea Schaminee et al, 2012
Eryngio campestris-Paliurion spinae-christi (Jovanovic 1985) Matevski et al. 2008 Submediterranean šibljak of south-central Balkan Peninsula Asparago verticillati-Paliurion Sanda et Popescu 1999; Paliurion moesiacum B. Jovanovic 1985 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 32.7 Pseudomaquis same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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