Southern Hellenic montane hedgehog heaths

Description (English)

Hedgehog-heath facies of mostly secondary grassland-scrubland communities replacing Abies cephalonica forests in the 1500-1800 m altitudinal range of Peloponnese mountains, in particular, Taygetos, Parnon and Kyllini, and of southern mainland Greek mountains, including the southern Pindus and the Thessalian mountains, composed of Stipa pulcherrima and Morina persica, with bushes and cushion-shaped perennials including Astragalus angustifolius, Daphne oleoides, Juniperus hemisphaerica, Berberis cretica, Anthemis montana, Ribes uva-crispa, Prunus cocomilia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-511

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies cephalonica
Flowering Plants Anthemis montana
Flowering Plants Astragalus angustifolius
Flowering Plants Berberis cretica
Flowering Plants Daphne oleoides
Conifers Juniperus hemisphaerica
Flowering Plants Morina persica
Flowering Plants Prunus cocomilia
Flowering Plants Ribes uva-crispa
Flowering Plants Stipa pulcherrima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies cephalonica Conifers
Anthemis montana Flowering Plants
Astragalus angustifolius Flowering Plants
Berberis cretica Flowering Plants
Daphne oleoides Flowering Plants
Juniperus hemisphaerica Conifers
Morina persica Flowering Plants
Prunus cocomilia Flowering Plants
Ribes uva-crispa Flowering Plants
Stipa pulcherrima 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) F7.481 Southern Hellenic montane hedgehog heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.481 Southern Hellenic montane hedgehog heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.481 Southern Hellenic montane hedgehog heaths same
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