High oro-Mediterranean pine forests
Balkan endemic forests of Pinus heldreichii or Pinus peuce, restricted to the southern Balkans, Northern Greece and Southern Italy. Accompaning species are Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris, Pinus mugo with understory including Juniperus sibirica, Vaccinium myrtillus, Calamagrostis arundinacea, Brachypodium pinnatum, Luzula luzuloides, Luzula sylvatica, Geranium macrorhizum.
42.71 White-barked pine forests
Local treeline formations of Pinus heldreichii restricted to the southern Balkans, northern Greece and southern Italy, usually open and with an undergrowth formed by stripped grasslands on dry, often stony or rocky soils.
42.72 Macedonian pine woods
Pinus peuce formations (Pinion peucis), restricted to the subalpine zone of the high mountains of the Balkan peninsula south to extreme northern Greece (Voras, Varnous, Rhodope).
Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 95A0)|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||33 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Brachypodium pinnatum||Flowering Plants|
|Calamagrostis arundinacea||Flowering Plants|
|Festuca penzesii||Flowering Plants|
|Luzula luzuloides||Flowering Plants|
|Luzula sylvatica||Flowering Plants|
|Orthilia secunda||Flowering Plants|
|Vaccinium myrtillus||Flowering Plants|