Aegean phrygana

Description (English)

Low, thorny formations of hemispherical shrubs of the coastal thermo-Mediterranean zone of Aegean islands, of mainland Greece and the Ionian islands, of coastal Anatolia and Crete (up to 1000 m a.s.l.), with Sarcopoterium spinosum, Centaurea spinosa, Satureja thymbra, Thymus capitatus, Genista acanthoclada, Anthyllis hermanniae, Euphorbia acanthothamnos, Stachys spinosa, Ballota pseudodictamnus, Ballota acetabulosa, Erica manipuliflora, Rhamnus oleoides, Lithospermum hispidulum, Fumana arabica, Fumana thymifolia, Cistus creticus, Cistus parviflorus, Cistus salvifolius, Pistacia lentiscus, Teucrium brevifolium, Teucrium divaricatum, Teucrium polium, Calicotome villosa, Micromeria graeca, Micromeria juliana, Micromeria nervosa, Salvia triloba, Ononis spinosa, Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum, Helichrysum italicum ssp. italicum, Phagnalon graecum, Phlomis fruticosa,much more widespread and diverse than the western Mediterranean formations. The subunits are based on physiognomically significant dominants.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthyllis hermanniae
Flowering Plants Ballota acetabulosa
Flowering Plants Ballota pseudodictamnus
Flowering Plants Calicotome villosa
Flowering Plants Centaurea spinosa
Flowering Plants Cistus creticus
Flowering Plants Cistus parviflorus
Flowering Plants Cistus salvifolius
Flowering Plants Erica manipuliflora
Flowering Plants Euphorbia acanthothamnos
Flowering Plants Fumana arabica
Flowering Plants Fumana thymifolia
Flowering Plants Genista acanthoclada
Flowering Plants Lithospermum hispidulum
Flowering Plants Micromeria graeca
Flowering Plants Micromeria juliana
Flowering Plants Micromeria nervosa
Flowering Plants Ononis spinosa
Flowering Plants Phagnalon graecum
Flowering Plants Phlomis fruticosa
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Rhamnus oleoides
Flowering Plants Salvia triloba
Flowering Plants Sarcopoterium spinosum
Flowering Plants Satureja thymbra
Flowering Plants Stachys spinosa
Flowering Plants Teucrium brevifolium
Flowering Plants Teucrium divaricatum
Flowering Plants Teucrium polium
Flowering Plants Thymus capitatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthyllis hermanniae Flowering Plants
Ballota acetabulosa Flowering Plants
Ballota pseudodictamnus Flowering Plants
Calicotome villosa Flowering Plants
Centaurea spinosa Flowering Plants
Cistus creticus Flowering Plants
Cistus parviflorus Flowering Plants
Cistus salvifolius Flowering Plants
Erica manipuliflora Flowering Plants
Euphorbia acanthothamnos Flowering Plants
Fumana arabica Flowering Plants
Fumana thymifolia Flowering Plants
Genista acanthoclada Flowering Plants
Lithospermum hispidulum Flowering Plants
Micromeria graeca Flowering Plants
Micromeria juliana Flowering Plants
Micromeria nervosa Flowering Plants
Ononis spinosa Flowering Plants
Phagnalon graecum Flowering Plants
Phlomis fruticosa Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Rhamnus oleoides Flowering Plants
Salvia triloba Flowering Plants
Sarcopoterium spinosum Flowering Plants
Satureja thymbra Flowering Plants
Stachys spinosa Flowering Plants
Teucrium brevifolium Flowering Plants
Teucrium divaricatum Flowering Plants
Teucrium polium Flowering Plants
Thymus capitatus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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