Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests

English name: Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests

Description (English)

Communities of the Ponto-Caspian warm-temperate humid zone of the southern shores of the Black and Caspian seas, dominated by lauriphyllous or xero-lauriphyllous evergreen tree species, in particular, Laurus nobilis, Prunus laurocerasus (Laurocerasus officinalis) and Buxus hyrcanica, anomalous and often limited to exiguous enclaves within a predominantly deciduous forest environment.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.22
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.52 Ponto-Hyrcanian lauriphyllous forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian sclerophyllous forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.22 Ponto-Hyrcanian lauriphyllous forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.52 Ponto-Hyrcanian lauriphyllous forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.52 Ponto-Hyrcanian lauriphyllous forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.52   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.52   same
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