Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests

Description (English)

Xerophile or xero-mesophile forests of Quercus frainetto, Quercus cerris, of Quercus petraea and related deciduous oaks, locally of Quercus pedunculiflora or Quercus virgiliana, of the sub-continental central and eastern Balkan peninsula, of the supra-Mediterranean level of continental Greece, except the extreme south, and of supra-Mediterranean Anatolia. In most of their range they constitute the lowest altitudinal tier of forest vegetation; in Greece and adjacent areas, however, they occur above the forests of the Ostryo-Carpinion. In western Carpathians they have the northern boundary of occurrence and here are represented by the alliance Quercion confertae cerris with species Lathyrus niger, Melica picta, Serratula tinctoria, Veronica officinalis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-96

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Lathyrus niger
Flowering Plants Melica picta
Flowering Plants Quercus cerris
Flowering Plants Quercus frainetto
Flowering Plants Quercus pedunculiflora
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus virgiliana
Flowering Plants Serratula tinctoria
Flowering Plants Veronica officinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Lathyrus niger Flowering Plants
Melica picta Flowering Plants
Quercus cerris Flowering Plants
Quercus frainetto Flowering Plants
Quercus pedunculiflora Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus virgiliana Flowering Plants
Serratula tinctoria Flowering Plants
Veronica officinalis 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) G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.926 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.76 Balkano-Anatolian thermophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.76   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.76   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.76   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.76   same
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