Cretan holm-oak woodland

English name: Cretan holm-oak woodland

Description (English)

Uncommon Quercus ilex formations of Crete; small stands of arborescent matorral (unit 32.1), in which Quercus ilex may be associated with Quercus coccifera or Quercus brachyphylla, occur sporadically, particularly on rocky slopes; orchard-like groves of old Quercus ilex, Quercus brachyphylla and cultivated Olea europaea exist in the extreme west of the island; heavily grazed, they may be more akin to dehesa (unit E7.3) than to forest.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G2.121D
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Olea europaea
Flowering Plants Quercus brachyphylla
Flowering Plants Quercus coccifera
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Olea europaea Flowering Plants
Quercus brachyphylla Flowering Plants
Quercus coccifera Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 45.31D Cretan holm-oak woodland source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.121D Cretan holm-oak woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.121D Cretan holm-oak woodland same
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