EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T1 - Broadleaved deciduous forest > T1-7 - Fagus forest on non-acid soils > T1-7C - Pontic Fagus forests > T1-7C1 - Western Pontic Fagus forests > T1-7C13 - Western Pontic rhododendron-oriental Fagus forests

Western Pontic rhododendron-oriental Fagus forests

Description (English)

Forests of the western Pontic Range dominated by Fagus orientalis, accompanied by Quercus iberica, Acer cappadocium, Acer trautvetteri, with a lauriphile-rich one- to six-metre high understorey of Rhododendron ponticum, Rhododendron flavum and Ilex colchica with Hedera colchica, Smilax excelsa, Ruscus hypoglossum, Daphne pontica, Vaccinium arctostaphylos, Crataegus pentagyna, Aristolochia pontica, forming a massive belt at altitudes extending from sea level to 1100-1200 metres, under precipitations of 1000-2000 mm and on siliceous substrates.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-7C13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer trautvetteri
Flowering Plants Aristolochia pontica
Flowering Plants Crataegus pentagyna
Flowering Plants Daphne pontica
Flowering Plants Fagus orientalis
Flowering Plants Hedera colchica
Flowering Plants Ilex colchica
Flowering Plants Rhododendron flavum
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ponticum
Flowering Plants Ruscus hypoglossum
Flowering Plants Smilax excelsa
Flowering Plants Vaccinium arctostaphylos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer trautvetteri Flowering Plants
Aristolochia pontica Flowering Plants
Crataegus pentagyna Flowering Plants
Daphne pontica Flowering Plants
Fagus orientalis Flowering Plants
Hedera colchica Flowering Plants
Ilex colchica Flowering Plants
Rhododendron flavum Flowering Plants
Rhododendron ponticum Flowering Plants
Ruscus hypoglossum Flowering Plants
Smilax excelsa Flowering Plants
Vaccinium arctostaphylos 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) G1.6E13 Western Pontic rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.6E13 Western Pontic rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.6E13 Western Pontic rhododendron-oriental beech forests same
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