EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S3 - Temperate and mediterranean-montane scrub > S3-4 - Balkan -Anatolian submontane genistoid scrub

Balkan -Anatolian submontane genistoid scrub

Description (English)

Open scrub, dominated by Genista rumelica (syn G lydia) endemic to steep rocky slopes and screes, and also degraded forest in the lowlands and foothills of the south-eastern Balkans, on various soils but especially rich on limey substrates where calcicolous grassland species figure strongly among the associated flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Minuartia hirsuta
Flowering Plants Allium guttatum
Flowering Plants Centaurea grisebachii
Flowering Plants Hypericum olympicum
Flowering Plants Thymus sibthorpii
Flowering Plants Koeleria lobata
Flowering Plants Micropyrum tenellum
Flowering Plants Asperula aristata
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Minuartia hirsuta Flowering Plants
Allium guttatum Flowering Plants
Centaurea grisebachii Flowering Plants
Hypericum olympicum Flowering Plants
Thymus sibthorpii Flowering Plants
Koeleria lobata Flowering Plants
Micropyrum tenellum Flowering Plants
Asperula aristata Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Thymus sibthorpii
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella
Flowering Plants Minuartia hirsuta
Flowering Plants Micropyrum tenellum
Flowering Plants Koeleria lobata
Flowering Plants Hypericum olympicum
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Centaurea grisebachii
Flowering Plants Asperula aristata
Flowering Plants Allium guttatum

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Thymus sibthorpii Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Minuartia hirsuta Flowering Plants
Micropyrum tenellum Flowering Plants
Koeleria lobata Flowering Plants
Hypericum olympicum Flowering Plants
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Centaurea grisebachii Flowering Plants
Asperula aristata Flowering Plants
Allium guttatum Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Genista lydia

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista lydia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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