Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests

English name: Hyrcanian thuja forests

Description (English)

Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis, Biota orientalis) forests scattered in restricted areas of the Hyrcanian zone of the Elburz range of northern Iran, constituting a very isolated occurrence of the species; they develop in the same 2000 to 2500 metre altitudinal level as the Cupressus sempervirens formations, or mixed with them; Crataegus monogyna, Paliurus spina-christi, Pyrus cordata, Quercus castaneifolia accompany the thuja.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.9B
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.9)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Cupressus sempervirens
Conifers Thuja orientalis
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Paliurus spina-christi
Flowering Plants Pyrus cordata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cupressus sempervirens Conifers
Thuja orientalis Conifers
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Paliurus spina-christi Flowering Plants
Pyrus cordata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.AB Hyrcanian thuja forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.9B Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.9B Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.9B Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.9B Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.9B Hyrcanian Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.9B Hyrcanian thuja forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.AB Hyrcanian thuja forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.AB Hyrcanian thuja forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.AB   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.AB   same
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