Balkano-Hellenic deciduous thickets

Description (English)

Varied, often species-rich, shrub formations of the temperate and sub-Mediterranean belts of the Southern and Eastern Carpathians, the Balkan Range, the Moeso-Macedonian Mountains, the Rhodope Mountains, the Pelagonides, the Pindus, the Thessalian Mountains and adjacent regions, accompanied by a flora of mostly Moesian affinities, substitution formations of Quercion frainetto (unit G1.76), Fagion moesiacum (unit G1.69), Fagion dacicum (unit G1.6D), Fagion hellenicum (unit G1.6A) and, locally, Ostryo-Carpinion aegeicum (unit G1.73) climax forests, generally dominated by, or rich in, Carpinus orientalis, Syringa vulgaris, Paliurus spina-christi, Cotinus coggygria or Rhus coriaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-573

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Cotinus coggygria
Flowering Plants Paliurus spina-christi
Flowering Plants Rhus coriaria
Flowering Plants Syringa vulgaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Cotinus coggygria Flowering Plants
Paliurus spina-christi Flowering Plants
Rhus coriaria Flowering Plants
Syringa vulgaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.243 Balkano-Hellenic deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.243 Balkano-Hellenic deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.243 Balkano-Hellenic deciduous thickets same
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