East Mediterranean phrygana

English name: East Mediterranean phrygana

Description (English)

Spiny shrublands, widespread at low and middle altitudes in the eastern Mediterranean and Anatolian regions. Sarcopoterium spinosum is a common dominant in the Aegean region.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F7.3
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F7)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Micromerion Oberd. 1954 Thermo-mesomediterranean phrygana on rocky calcareous soils of northern Hellas Coridothymion Oberd. 1954; Dorycnio-Coridothymion capitati (Oberd. 1954) S. Brullo et al. 1997 Schaminee et al, 2012
Sarcopoterio spinosi-Genistion fasselatae Costa et al. 1984 Thermo-mesomediterranean phrygana on sandy and loamy soils of Cyprus Sarcopoterio spinosi-Genistion sphacelatae Costa et al. 1984 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.3 East Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.3 East Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.3 East Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.3 East Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.3 East Mediterranean phrygana same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.3 East Mediterranean phryganas same
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