Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths

Description (English)

Hedgehog-heaths of the Taygetos, Kyllini, Chelmos, Parnassus, Vardousia, Giona and calcareous central and northern Pindus, dominated by the large hemispherical tussocks of the tragacanths Astragalus creticus ssp. rumelicus, and/or Astragalus parnassi, and with Marrubium velutinum, Marrubium cyllenaeum, Juniperus hemisphaerica, Daphne oleoides, Eryngium amethystinum, Sideritis clandestina, Cirsium hypopsilum (Cirsium cylleneum).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7521

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Astragalus creticus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Astragalus creticus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
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