EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T38 - Mediterranean montane Cedrus forest

Mediterranean montane Cedrus forest

Description (English)

Forests dominated by cedars (Cedrus atlantica or Cedrus libani) found on mountains of North Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Asiatic Turkey and Cyprus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T38
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
Conifers Cedrus libani
Flowering Plants Lamium garganicum
Flowering Plants Lonicera nummulariifolia
Flowering Plants Viola heldreichiana
Conifers Juniperus excelsa
Flowering Plants Lactuca hispida
Flowering Plants Geum heterocarpum
Flowering Plants Doronicum orientale
Flowering Plants Arabis laxa
Flowering Plants Ononis adenotricha
Flowering Plants Geranium tuberosum
Flowering Plants Cruciata taurica
Flowering Plants Cynoglossum montanum

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
Cedrus libani Conifers
Lamium garganicum Flowering Plants
Lonicera nummulariifolia Flowering Plants
Viola heldreichiana Flowering Plants
Juniperus excelsa Conifers
Lactuca hispida Flowering Plants
Geum heterocarpum Flowering Plants
Doronicum orientale Flowering Plants
Arabis laxa Flowering Plants
Ononis adenotricha Flowering Plants
Geranium tuberosum Flowering Plants
Cruciata taurica Flowering Plants
Cynoglossum montanum Flowering Plants
Conifers Cedrus libani
Flowering Plants Lamium garganicum
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Poa bulbosa
Conifers Juniperus excelsa
Conifers Pinus nigra
Flowering Plants Lonicera nummulariifolia
Flowering Plants Doronicum orientale
Flowering Plants Arabis alpina
Flowering Plants Viola heldreichiana
Flowering Plants Silene italica
Flowering Plants Daphne oleoides
Flowering Plants Cruciata taurica
Flowering Plants Vicia tenuifolia

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
Cedrus libani Conifers
Lamium garganicum Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Poa bulbosa Flowering Plants
Juniperus excelsa Conifers
Pinus nigra Conifers
Lonicera nummulariifolia Flowering Plants
Doronicum orientale Flowering Plants
Arabis alpina Flowering Plants
Viola heldreichiana Flowering Plants
Silene italica Flowering Plants
Daphne oleoides Flowering Plants
Cruciata taurica Flowering Plants
Vicia tenuifolia Flowering Plants
Conifers Cedrus libani
Conifers Pinus nigra

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
Cedrus libani Conifers
Pinus nigra Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
European Red List of Habitats G3.4d Mediterranean montane Cedrus woodland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.9C Cedrus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.9C Cedar woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.B Western Palaearctic cedar forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.B Western Palaearctic cedar forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.B   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.B   same
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