Moesian lilac thickets

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S35732

Description (English)

Xerothermic tall shrub communities of the middle and eastern Balkan peninsula, widespread in hills and low mountains of the Southern and Eastern Carpathians, the Balkan Range, the Moeso-Macedonian Mountains, the Rhodope Mountains, the Pelagonides, within the zone of Quercion frainetto, the Fagion moesiacum, the Fagion dacicum, and, locally, the Ostryo-Carpinion, rich in continental Moesian species, dominated by, or with a great abundance of, Syringa vulgaris. Cotinus coggygria, Rhus coriaria, Genista lydia, Cercis siliquastrum, Coronilla emerus, Colutea arborescens, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus cocomilia, Pyrus amygdaliformis, Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus laciniata, Sorbus domestica, Rosa sempervirens, Rosa canina agg., Rosa rubiginosa agg., Rubus ulmifolius, Euonymus spp., Cornus mas, Cornus sanguinea, Ligustrum vulgare, Clematis vitalba, Rhamnus saxatilis, Corylus spp., Acer spp., Fraxinus ornus, Carpinus orientalis, Quercus spp. may contribute to the shrub layer. Achillea clypeolata, Asperula montana, Asperula tenella, Asyneuma anthericoides, Campanula divergens, Campanula grossekii, Delphinium fissum, Dianthus banaticus, Echinops bannaticus, Eryngium palmatum, Ferula heuffelii, Hypericum rochelii, Inula candida ssp. aschersoniana, Jasione dentata, Piptatherum holciforme (Oryzopsis holciformis), Paeonia decora, Salvia ringens, Scabiosa banatica, Scutellaria pichleri, Stachys recta ssp. leucoglossa, Symphytum ottomanum are characteristic of the herb layer.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Achillea clypeolata
Flowering Plants Asperula montana
Flowering Plants Asperula tenella
Flowering Plants Asyneuma anthericoides
Flowering Plants Campanula divergens
Flowering Plants Campanula grossekii
Flowering Plants Delphinium fissum
Flowering Plants Dianthus banaticus
Flowering Plants Echinops bannaticus
Flowering Plants Eryngium palmatum
Flowering Plants Ferula heuffelii
Flowering Plants Hypericum rochelii
Flowering Plants Inula candida
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea clypeolata Flowering Plants
Asperula montana Flowering Plants
Asperula tenella Flowering Plants
Asyneuma anthericoides Flowering Plants
Campanula divergens Flowering Plants
Campanula grossekii Flowering Plants
Delphinium fissum Flowering Plants
Dianthus banaticus Flowering Plants
Echinops bannaticus Flowering Plants
Eryngium palmatum Flowering Plants
Ferula heuffelii Flowering Plants
Hypericum rochelii Flowering Plants
Inula candida Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
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