Stranja rhododendron-oriental Fagus forests

Description (English)

Beech forests of the Stranja-Istranca mountains dominated by Fagus orientalis, often accompanied by Carpinus betulus, Carpinus orientalis, Tilia tomentosa, Tilia cordata, Tilia platyphyllos, Quercus polycarpa, Acer platanoides, Acer campestre, Ulmus glabra, Sorbus torminalis, Sorbus domestica, Prunus avium, with an understorey rich in lauriphyllous shrubs of Euxinian affinities, comprising, in particular, Rhododendron ponticum, Daphne pontica, Prunus laurocerasus (Laurocerasus officinalis), Pyracantha coccinea, Ilex aquifolium, Ruscus hypoglossum, and with the Euxinian Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii (Primula rosea), Trachystemon orientalis, Teucrium cuneifolium, Cyclamen coum, Epimedium pubigerum, Hypericum calycinum and Scilla bithynica in the herb layer.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-7C122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer campestre
Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Cyclamen coum
Flowering Plants Daphne pontica
Flowering Plants Epimedium pubigerum
Flowering Plants Fagus orientalis
Flowering Plants Hypericum calycinum
Flowering Plants Ilex aquifolium
Flowering Plants Laurocerasus officinalis
Flowering Plants Prunus avium
Flowering Plants Prunus laurocerasus
Flowering Plants Pyracantha coccinea
Flowering Plants Quercus polycarpa
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ponticum
Flowering Plants Ruscus hypoglossum
Flowering Plants Scilla bithynica
Flowering Plants Sorbus domestica
Flowering Plants Sorbus torminalis
Flowering Plants Teucrium cuneifolium
Flowering Plants Tilia cordata
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Tilia tomentosa
Flowering Plants Trachystemon orientalis
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer campestre Flowering Plants
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Cyclamen coum Flowering Plants
Daphne pontica Flowering Plants
Epimedium pubigerum Flowering Plants
Fagus orientalis Flowering Plants
Hypericum calycinum Flowering Plants
Ilex aquifolium Flowering Plants
Laurocerasus officinalis Flowering Plants
Prunus avium Flowering Plants
Prunus laurocerasus Flowering Plants
Pyracantha coccinea Flowering Plants
Quercus polycarpa Flowering Plants
Rhododendron ponticum Flowering Plants
Ruscus hypoglossum Flowering Plants
Scilla bithynica Flowering Plants
Sorbus domestica Flowering Plants
Sorbus torminalis Flowering Plants
Teucrium cuneifolium Flowering Plants
Tilia cordata Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Tilia tomentosa Flowering Plants
Trachystemon orientalis Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra 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) G1.6E122 Stranja rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.6E122 Stranja rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.6E122 Stranja rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
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