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)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Berberis cretica
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Ilex aquifolium
Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Flowering Plants Paliurus spina-christi
Flowering Plants Pistacia terebinthus
Flowering Plants Prunus lusitanica
Flowering Plants Pyrus spinosa
Flowering Plants Quercus calliprinos
Flowering Plants Quercus coccifera
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Quercus trojana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Berberis cretica Flowering Plants
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Ilex aquifolium Flowering Plants
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants
Paliurus spina-christi Flowering Plants
Pistacia terebinthus Flowering Plants
Prunus lusitanica Flowering Plants
Pyrus spinosa Flowering Plants
Quercus calliprinos Flowering Plants
Quercus coccifera Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Quercus trojana Flowering Plants

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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