Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets

Description (English)

Shrub communities dominated by Carpinus orientalis, of Epirus, southern Paeonia, Macedonia and Thrace, with Fraxinus ornus, Cornus mas, Crataegus spp., Pistacia terebinthus, Lonicera caprifolium, Asparagus acutifolius, Ruscus aculeatus, Colutea arborescens, Cotinus coggygria, Paliurus spina-christi, Cyclamen hederifolium (Cyclamen neapolitanum, Cyclamen linearifolium), Carex hallerana, Geranium purpureum. Many of the communities include evergreen shrubs; if these are sufficiently prevalent, the formation belongs to unit F5.31.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-57311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asparagus acutifolius
Flowering Plants Carex hallerana
Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Colutea arborescens
Flowering Plants Cornus mas
Flowering Plants Cotinus coggygria
Flowering Plants Cyclamen hederifolium
Flowering Plants Cyclamen linearifolium
Flowering Plants Cyclamen neapolitanum
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Geranium purpureum
Flowering Plants Lonicera caprifolium
Flowering Plants Paliurus spina-christi
Flowering Plants Pistacia terebinthus
Flowering Plants Ruscus aculeatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asparagus acutifolius Flowering Plants
Carex hallerana Flowering Plants
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Colutea arborescens Flowering Plants
Cornus mas Flowering Plants
Cotinus coggygria Flowering Plants
Cyclamen hederifolium Flowering Plants
Cyclamen linearifolium Flowering Plants
Cyclamen neapolitanum Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Geranium purpureum Flowering Plants
Lonicera caprifolium Flowering Plants
Paliurus spina-christi Flowering Plants
Pistacia terebinthus Flowering Plants
Ruscus aculeatus 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) F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.24311 Thracio-Macedonian oriental hornbeam thickets same
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