Moesian lilac thickets

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-5732

Description (English)

Xerothermic tall shrub communities of the middle and eastern Balkan peninsula, widespread in hills and low mountains of the Southern and Eastern Carpathians, the Balkan Range, the Moeso-Macedonian Mountains, the Rhodope Mountains, the Pelagonides, within the zone of Quercion frainetto, the Fagion moesiacum, the Fagion dacicum, and, locally, the Ostryo-Carpinion, rich in continental Moesian species, dominated by, or with a great abundance of, Syringa vulgaris. Cotinus coggygria, Rhus coriaria, Genista lydia, Cercis siliquastrum, Coronilla emerus, Colutea arborescens, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus cocomilia, Pyrus amygdaliformis, Crataegus monogyna, Crataegus laciniata, Sorbus domestica, Rosa sempervirens, Rosa canina agg., Rosa rubiginosa agg., Rubus ulmifolius, Euonymus spp., Cornus mas, Cornus sanguinea, Ligustrum vulgare, Clematis vitalba, Rhamnus saxatilis, Corylus spp., Acer spp., Fraxinus ornus, Carpinus orientalis, Quercus spp. may contribute to the shrub layer. Achillea clypeolata, Asperula montana, Asperula tenella, Asyneuma anthericoides, Campanula divergens, Campanula grossekii, Delphinium fissum, Dianthus banaticus, Echinops bannaticus, Eryngium palmatum, Ferula heuffelii, Hypericum rochelii, Inula candida ssp. aschersoniana, Jasione dentata, Piptatherum holciforme (Oryzopsis holciformis), Paeonia decora, Salvia ringens, Scabiosa banatica, Scutellaria pichleri, Stachys recta ssp. leucoglossa, Symphytum ottomanum are characteristic of the herb layer.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Achillea clypeolata
Flowering Plants Asperula montana
Flowering Plants Asperula tenella
Flowering Plants Asyneuma anthericoides
Flowering Plants Campanula divergens
Flowering Plants Campanula grossekii
Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Cercis siliquastrum
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Colutea arborescens
Flowering Plants Cornus mas
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Coronilla emerus
Flowering Plants Cotinus coggygria
Flowering Plants Crataegus laciniata
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Delphinium fissum
Flowering Plants Dianthus banaticus
Flowering Plants Echinops bannaticus
Flowering Plants Eryngium palmatum
Flowering Plants Ferula heuffelii
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Genista lydia
Flowering Plants Hypericum rochelii
Flowering Plants Jasione dentata
Flowering Plants Ligustrum vulgare
Flowering Plants Oryzopsis holciformis
Flowering Plants Paeonia decora
Flowering Plants Piptatherum holciforme
Flowering Plants Prunus cerasifera
Flowering Plants Prunus cocomilia
Flowering Plants Prunus mahaleb
Flowering Plants Pyrus amygdaliformis
Flowering Plants Rhamnus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Rhus coriaria
Flowering Plants Rosa canina
Flowering Plants Rosa rubiginosa
Flowering Plants Rosa sempervirens
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Salvia ringens
Flowering Plants Scabiosa banatica
Flowering Plants Scutellaria pichleri
Flowering Plants Sorbus domestica
Flowering Plants Symphytum ottomanum
Flowering Plants Syringa vulgaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea clypeolata Flowering Plants
Asperula montana Flowering Plants
Asperula tenella Flowering Plants
Asyneuma anthericoides Flowering Plants
Campanula divergens Flowering Plants
Campanula grossekii Flowering Plants
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Cercis siliquastrum Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Colutea arborescens Flowering Plants
Cornus mas Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Coronilla emerus Flowering Plants
Cotinus coggygria Flowering Plants
Crataegus laciniata Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Delphinium fissum Flowering Plants
Dianthus banaticus Flowering Plants
Echinops bannaticus Flowering Plants
Eryngium palmatum Flowering Plants
Ferula heuffelii Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Genista lydia Flowering Plants
Hypericum rochelii Flowering Plants
Jasione dentata Flowering Plants
Ligustrum vulgare Flowering Plants
Oryzopsis holciformis Flowering Plants
Paeonia decora Flowering Plants
Piptatherum holciforme Flowering Plants
Prunus cerasifera Flowering Plants
Prunus cocomilia Flowering Plants
Prunus mahaleb Flowering Plants
Pyrus amygdaliformis Flowering Plants
Rhamnus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Rhus coriaria Flowering Plants
Rosa canina Flowering Plants
Rosa rubiginosa Flowering Plants
Rosa sempervirens Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Salvia ringens Flowering Plants
Scabiosa banatica Flowering Plants
Scutellaria pichleri Flowering Plants
Sorbus domestica Flowering Plants
Symphytum ottomanum 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) F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2432 Moesian lilac thickets same
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