EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S3 - Temperate and mediterranean-montane scrub > S34 - Balkan-Anatolian submontane genistoid scrub

Balkan-Anatolian submontane genistoid scrub

Description (English)

Open scrub, dominated by Genista lydia endemic to steep rocky slopes and screes, and also degraded forest, in the lowlands and foothills of the south-eastern Balkan Peninsula, on various soils but especially rich on limey substrates where calcicolous grassland species figure strongly among the associated flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S34

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Hypericum olympicum
Flowering Plants Salsola verrucosa
Flowering Plants Alyssum umbellatum
Flowering Plants Digitalis viridiflora
Flowering Plants Noaea mucronata

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
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Hypericum olympicum Flowering Plants
Salsola verrucosa Flowering Plants
Alyssum umbellatum Flowering Plants
Digitalis viridiflora Flowering Plants
Noaea mucronata Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosella
Flowering Plants Potentilla argentea
Flowering Plants Hypericum olympicum
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Verbascum speciosum
Flowering Plants Verbascum densiflorum
Flowering Plants Trifolium heldreichianum
Flowering Plants Trifolium dubium
Flowering Plants Trifolium arvense
Flowering Plants Tragopogon pratensis
Flowering Plants Thymus thracicus
Flowering Plants Thymus sibthorpii
Flowering Plants Silene vulgaris
Flowering Plants Silene otites
Flowering Plants Silene colorata
Flowering Plants Sesleria robusta

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
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosella Flowering Plants
Potentilla argentea Flowering Plants
Hypericum olympicum Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Verbascum speciosum Flowering Plants
Verbascum densiflorum Flowering Plants
Trifolium heldreichianum Flowering Plants
Trifolium dubium Flowering Plants
Trifolium arvense Flowering Plants
Tragopogon pratensis Flowering Plants
Thymus thracicus Flowering Plants
Thymus sibthorpii Flowering Plants
Silene vulgaris Flowering Plants
Silene otites Flowering Plants
Silene colorata Flowering Plants
Sesleria robusta Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Silene colorata
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Phleum phleoides
Flowering Plants Hypericum olympicum

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
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Silene colorata Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Phleum phleoides Flowering Plants
Hypericum olympicum Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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