Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths

Description (English)

Hedgehog-heaths of the Taygetos, Kyllini, Chelmos, Parnassus, Vardousia, Giona and calcareous central and northern Pindus, dominated by the large hemispherical tussocks of the tragacanths Astragalus creticus ssp. rumelicus, and/or Astragalus parnassi, and with Marrubium velutinum, Marrubium cyllenaeum, Juniperus hemisphaerica, Daphne oleoides, Eryngium amethystinum, Sideritis clandestina, Cirsium hypopsilum (Cirsium cylleneum).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S7-521

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Astragalus parnassi
Flowering Plants Cirsium cylleneum
Flowering Plants Cirsium hypopsilum
Flowering Plants Daphne oleoides
Flowering Plants Eryngium amethystinum
Conifers Juniperus hemisphaerica
Flowering Plants Marrubium velutinum
Flowering Plants Sideritis clandestina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Astragalus parnassi Flowering Plants
Cirsium cylleneum Flowering Plants
Cirsium hypopsilum Flowering Plants
Daphne oleoides Flowering Plants
Eryngium amethystinum Flowering Plants
Juniperus hemisphaerica Conifers
Marrubium velutinum Flowering Plants
Sideritis clandestina 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) F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.491 Hellenic tragacanth hedgehog-heaths same
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