Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes

English name: Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes

Description (English)

Limestone screes of high mountains of southern Albania, mainland Greece, the Peloponnese, the Aegean, with Drypis spinosa, Ranunculus brevifolius, Senecio thapsoides, Aethionema saxatile. They can contain synanthropic species like Geranium robertianum ssp. purpureum, Centranthus calcitrapa, Mercurialis annua, Theligonum cynocrambe and Thlaspi perfoliatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H2.68
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H2.6)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aethionema saxatile
Flowering Plants Drypis spinosa
Flowering Plants Mercurialis annua
Flowering Plants Ranunculus brevifolius
Flowering Plants Senecio thapsoides
Flowering Plants Theligonum cynocrambe
Flowering Plants Thlaspi perfoliatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aethionema saxatile Flowering Plants
Drypis spinosa Flowering Plants
Mercurialis annua Flowering Plants
Ranunculus brevifolius Flowering Plants
Senecio thapsoides Flowering Plants
Theligonum cynocrambe Flowering Plants
Thlaspi perfoliatum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 61.41 Iono-Aegean limestone screes source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H2.84 Greek limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H2.74 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 61.41 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 61.41 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 61.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 61.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 61.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 61.41   same
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