Eastern Mediterranean screes

Description (English)

Limestone and serpentine screes of the Balkan Peninsula and larger islands in the Eastern Mediterranean with vegetation of the order Drypidetalia spinosae.
Sub-types :
61.41 - Greek limestone screes. Drypion spinosae (Silenion caesiae).
Formations of the higher mountains of Greece (Pindus, Olympus, Parnassus, Giona, Taygetos, Kilini), with Drypis spinosa, Ranunculus brevifolius, Senecio thapsoides, Aethionema saxatile.
61.42 - Greek serpentine screes. Campanulion hawkinsonianae.
Less widespread formations restricted to serpentines of the Pindus, with Campanula hawkinsoniana, Arenaria serpentini, Cardamine glauca, Viola magellensis, Alyssum scardicum, Silene haussknechtii.
61.5 - Illyrian screes Peltarion alliaceae.
Calcareous and serpentine screes of the alpine, subalpine and, locally, montane, levels of the Dinarides, the Pelagonides and the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, and of the upper mesomediterranean and supramediterranean Orno-Quercetum ilicis and Ostryo-Carpinion adriaticum zones of Croatia (Istria, the Dalmatian coast) and Montenegro.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 8140)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Favourable
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 73 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aethionema saxatile
Flowering Plants Alyssum scardicum
Flowering Plants Arenaria serpentini
Flowering Plants Cardamine glauca
Flowering Plants Drypis spinosa
Flowering Plants Ranunculus brevifolius
Flowering Plants Senecio thapsoides
Flowering Plants Silene haussknechtii
Flowering Plants Viola magellensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aethionema saxatile Flowering Plants
Alyssum scardicum Flowering Plants
Arenaria serpentini Flowering Plants
Cardamine glauca Flowering Plants
Drypis spinosa Flowering Plants
Ranunculus brevifolius Flowering Plants
Senecio thapsoides Flowering Plants
Silene haussknechtii Flowering Plants
Viola magellensis Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
CY2000005 Cyprus MADARI - PAPOUTSA Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY2000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI PLATY Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY4000011 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIATIS Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
CY5000004 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
GR1110004 Greece FENGARI SAMOTHRAKIS, ANATOLIKES AKTES, VRACHONISSIDA ZOURAFA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR1120003 Greece OROS CHAINTOU - KOULA KAI GYRO KORYFES Map
GR1120005 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS NESTOU Map
GR1240001 Greece KORYFES OROUS VORA Map
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1270003 Greece CHERSONISOS ATHOS Map
GR1320002 Greece KORYFES OROUS GRAMMOS Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1340003 Greece ORI VARNOUNTA Map
GR1340006 Greece OROS VERNON - KORYFI VITSI Map
GR1340009 Greece ORI VARNOUNTA – EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1340010 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON – EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1430004 Greece ETHNIKO THALASSIO PARKO ALONNISOU – VOREION SPORADON, ANATOLIKI SKOPELOS Map
GR1440001 Greece ASPROPOTAMOS Map
GR1440002 Greece KERKETIO OROS (KOZIAKAS) Map
GR2110002 Greece ORI ATHAMANON (NERAIDA) Map
GR2130001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS VIKOU - AOOU Map
GR2130002 Greece KORYFES OROUS SMOLIKAS Map
GR2130007 Greece OROS LAKMOS (PERISTERI) Map
GR2220002 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS AINOU Map
GR2310004 Greece OROS PANAITOLIKO Map
GR2320002 Greece OROS CHELMOS KAI YDATA STYGOS Map
GR2320005 Greece ORI BARMPAS KAI KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA Map
GR2320007 Greece OROS PANACHAIKO – SYRAGKES PANAGOPOULAS Map
GR2320008 Greece OROS ERYMANTHOS Map
GR2420002 Greece DIRFYS: DASOS STENIS - DELFI Map
GR2420006 Greece SKYROS: OROS KOCHYLAS Map
GR2430001 Greece OROS TYMFRISTOS (VELOUCHI) Map
GR2440004 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS OITIS Map
GR2440006 Greece OROS KALLIDROMO Map
GR2450001 Greece ORI VARDOUSIA Map
GR2450002 Greece OROS GKIONA Map
GR2450005 Greece NOTIOANATOLIKOS PARNASSOS – ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PARNASSOU – DASOS TITHOREAS, SPILAIOVARATHRO Map
GR2530001 Greece KORYFES OROUS KYLLINI (ZIRIA) KAI CHARADRA FLAMPOURITSA Map
GR2550006 Greece OROS TAYGETOS SPILAIO TRACHILAS SPILAIO VATSINIDI Map
GR4210002 Greece KENTRIKI KARPATHOS: KALI LIMNI - LASTOS - KYRA PANAGIA KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4210003 Greece VOREIA KARPATHOS KAI SARIA KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4210009 Greece ASTYPALAIA: ANATOLIKO TMIMA, GYRO NISIDES KAI OFIDOUSSA KAI THALASSIA ZONI (AKR. LANTRA - AKR. VRYSI) Map
GR4210011 Greece VRACHONISIA NOTIOU AIGAIOU: VELOPOULA, FALKONERA, ANANES, CHRISTIANA, PACHEIA, FTENO, MAKRA, ASTAKIDONISIA, SYRNA - GYRO NISIA KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4220003 Greece SANTORINI: NEA KAI PALIA KAMENI - PROFITIS ILIAS Map
GR4220007 Greece NISOS ANTIMILOS - THALASSIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4310002 Greece GIOUCHTAS - FARANGI AGIAS EIRINIS Map
GR4310005 Greece ASTEROUSIA (KOFINAS) Map
GR4310006 Greece DIKTI: OMALOS VIANNOU (SYMI - OMALOS) Map
GR4320002 Greece DIKTI: OROPEDIO LASITHIOU, KATHARO, SELENA, SELAKANO, CHALASMENI KORYFI Map
GR4320005 Greece OROS THRYPTIS KAI GYRO PERIOCHI Map
GR4330002 Greece OROS KEDROS Map
GR4330003 Greece KOURTALIOTIKO FARANGI - MONI PREVELI - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR4330005 Greece OROS IDI (VORIZIA, GERANOI, KALI MADARA) Map
GR4340008 Greece LEFKA ORI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4340012 Greece ASFENDOU - KALLIKRATIS KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
HR2000601 Croatia Park prirode Učka Map
HR2000871 Croatia Nacionalni park Paklenica Map
HR2001021 Croatia Lun Map
HR2001258 Croatia Dinjiška Map
HR2001352 Croatia Mosor Map
HR2001357 Croatia Otok Krk Map
HR2001359 Croatia Otok Rab Map
HR4000002 Croatia Park prirode Telašćica Map
HR4000018 Croatia Paške stijene Velebitskog Kanala (Rt Sv. Nikola – Rt Fortica – Rt Mrtva) Map
HR4000019 Croatia Paške stijene Velebitskog Kanala (Rt Deda - Rt Krištofer) Map
HR5000022 Croatia Park prirode Velebit Map
HR5000030 Croatia Biokovo Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 H2.6 Calcareous and ultra-basic screes of warm exposures narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 H2.69 Eastern Mediterranean serpentine screes wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes wider
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