Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes

Description (English)

Limestone screes of high mountains of southern Albania, mainland Greece, the Peloponnese, the Aegean, with Drypis spinosa, Ranunculus brevifolius, Senecio thapsoides, Aethionema saxatile. They can contain synanthropic species like Geranium robertianum ssp. purpureum, Centranthus calcitrapa, Mercurialis annua, Theligonum cynocrambe and Thlaspi perfoliatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U291

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aethionema saxatile
Flowering Plants Drypis spinosa
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Ranunculus brevifolius
Flowering Plants Senecio thapsoides
Flowering Plants Thlaspi perfoliatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aethionema saxatile Flowering Plants
Drypis spinosa Flowering Plants
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Ranunculus brevifolius Flowering Plants
Senecio thapsoides Flowering Plants
Thlaspi perfoliatum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H2.68 Eastern Mediterranean limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H2.84 Greek limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H2.74 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 61.41 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 61.41 Greek limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 61.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 61.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 61.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 61.41   same
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