Phoenix theophrasti vegetation

Description (English)

Sparse groves with the palm tree Phoenix theophrasti, found on the island of Crete and in south-western Anatolia. The habitat may be riparian (with the palm forming temporarily inundated gallery forest along permanent fresh or brackish waters) or related to seasonally or episodically flooded valleys.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T25
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Phoenix theophrasti
Flowering Plants Juncus heldreichianus
Flowering Plants Ballota pseudodictamnus
Flowering Plants Oxalis pes-caprae
Flowering Plants Centaurea redempta
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Anthemis chia
Flowering Plants Capparis spinosa
Flowering Plants Arisarum vulgare
Flowering Plants Petromarula pinnata
Flowering Plants Arum concinnatum
Flowering Plants Asparagus aphyllus
Flowering Plants Malcolmia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Arum creticum
Flowering Plants Vitex agnus-castus
Flowering Plants Tordylium apulum
Flowering Plants Parietaria cretica
Flowering Plants Brassica cretica
Flowering Plants Urtica pilulifera

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Phoenix theophrasti Creta Date Palm Flowering Plants
Juncus heldreichianus Flowering Plants
Ballota pseudodictamnus Flowering Plants
Oxalis pes-caprae Flowering Plants
Centaurea redempta Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Anthemis chia Flowering Plants
Capparis spinosa Flowering Plants
Arisarum vulgare Flowering Plants
Petromarula pinnata Flowering Plants
Arum concinnatum Flowering Plants
Asparagus aphyllus Flowering Plants
Malcolmia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Arum creticum Flowering Plants
Vitex agnus-castus Flowering Plants
Tordylium apulum Flowering Plants
Parietaria cretica Flowering Plants
Brassica cretica Flowering Plants
Urtica pilulifera Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Phoenix theophrasti
Flowering Plants Arisarum vulgare
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Oxalis pes-caprae
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Juncus heldreichianus
Flowering Plants Geranium purpureum
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Piptatherum miliaceum
Flowering Plants Ballota pseudodictamnus
Flowering Plants Asparagus aphyllus
Flowering Plants Tordylium apulum
Flowering Plants Schoenus nigricans
Flowering Plants Anagallis arvensis
Flowering Plants Vitex agnus-castus
Flowering Plants Urospermum picroides
Flowering Plants Trifolium campestre
Flowering Plants Theligonum cynocrambe
Flowering Plants Scirpoides holoschoenus

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Phoenix theophrasti Creta Date Palm Flowering Plants
Arisarum vulgare Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Oxalis pes-caprae Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Juncus heldreichianus Flowering Plants
Geranium purpureum Flowering Plants
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Piptatherum miliaceum Flowering Plants
Ballota pseudodictamnus Flowering Plants
Asparagus aphyllus Flowering Plants
Tordylium apulum Flowering Plants
Schoenus nigricans Flowering Plants
Anagallis arvensis Flowering Plants
Vitex agnus-castus Flowering Plants
Urospermum picroides Flowering Plants
Trifolium campestre Flowering Plants
Theligonum cynocrambe Flowering Plants
Scirpoides holoschoenus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Phoenix theophrasti
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Juncus heldreichianus
Flowering Plants Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Phoenix theophrasti Creta Date Palm Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Juncus heldreichianus Flowering Plants
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.51 Cretan Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.53 Anatolian Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.5 Phoenix groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.51 Cretan Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.53 Anatolian Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.5 Phoenix groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.51 Cretan Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.53 Anatolian Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G2.5 Phoenix groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.5 Phoenix groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.51 Cretan Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G2.53 Anatolian Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.53 Anatolian Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.5 Phoenix groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G2.51 Cretan Phoenix theophrasti groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.53 Anatolian palm groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.5 Palm groves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G2.51 Cretan palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.7 Temperate palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.71 Cretan palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 45.73 Anatolian palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.73 Anatolian palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.7 Temperate palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 45.71 Cretan palm groves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.73   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 45.71   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.73   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.71   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 45.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.71   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 45.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 45.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 45.71   same
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