Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets

Description (English)

Shrub communities dominated by Carpinus orientalis, of Epirus, southern Paeonia, Macedonia and Thrace, with Fraxinus ornus, Cornus mas, Crataegus spp., Pistacia terebinthus, Lonicera caprifolium, Asparagus acutifolius, Ruscus aculeatus, Colutea arborescens, Cotinus coggygria, Paliurus spina-christi, Cyclamen hederifolium (Cyclamen neapolitanum, Cyclamen linearifolium), Carex hallerana, Geranium purpureum. Many of the communities include evergreen shrubs; if these are sufficiently prevalent, the formation belongs to unit S521.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S357311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Cornus mas
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Geranium purpureum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Cornus mas Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Geranium purpureum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
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