Zelkova matorral

Description (English)

Formations of the mountains of Crete, for the most part hedgehog-heaths, dominated by sparse to moderately closed stands of Zelkova abelicea, a rare, endemic, declining Tertiary relict of Pontic affinities, often associated with Acer sempervirens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S5-1A

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer sempervirens
Flowering Plants Zelkova abelicea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer sempervirens Flowering Plants
Zelkova abelicea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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