Lycian Taurus Cedrus libani forests

English name: Lycian Taurus cedar of Lebanon forests

Description (English)

Forests of Cedrus libani of the western Taurus, pure or mixed with Acer sempervirens, Acer platanoides, Ulmus montana, Populus tremula, developed at between 1500 and 2000 metres on limestones and rendzinas under a cold and snowy climate. The undergrowth includes Alliaria officinalis, Oryzopsis holciformis and the endemics Paeonia turcica, Pentapera bocquetii, Ebenus boissieri, Campanula michauxioides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.9C11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.9)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Cedrus libani
Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Acer sempervirens
Flowering Plants Alliaria officinalis
Flowering Plants Oryzopsis holciformis
Flowering Plants Populus tremula
Flowering Plants Ulmus montana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cedrus libani Conifers
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Acer sempervirens Flowering Plants
Alliaria officinalis Flowering Plants
Oryzopsis holciformis Flowering Plants
Populus tremula Flowering Plants
Ulmus montana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.B11 Lycian Taurus cedar of Lebanon forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.9C11 Lycian Taurus Cedrus libani forests same
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