Helleno-Moesian Quercus dalechampii forests.

Description (English)

Quercus dalechampii-dominated forests of the hills and mountain slopes of the mountains of north eastern Greece including the Pindus, the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, the Rhodope Mountains. They include, in particular, the xero-mesophile Quercus dalechampii-dominated forests, sometimes mixed with Quercus cerris, Quercus frainetto or Fraxinus excelsior, with Carpinus orientalis, Ostrya carpinifolia or Fraxinus ornus often present and sometimes abundant, widespread in the durmast oak-hornbeam, 600-1200 metre, belt of the Rhodope and the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, drier than the Carpinus betulus-Quercus dalechampii forests of unit G1.A1C3. Ruscus aculeatus is often present and sometimes subdominant in their undergrowth. They also include local formations of the upper supra-Mediterranean level of northern and middle Greece, mostly of the Pindus and of crystalline or metamorphic ranges of the southern Moeso-Macedonian and Rhodope mountains, likewise altitudinally inserted between Quercus frainetto and beech forests.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-963

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus cerris
Flowering Plants Quercus dalechampii
Flowering Plants Quercus frainetto
Flowering Plants Ruscus aculeatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus cerris Flowering Plants
Quercus dalechampii Flowering Plants
Quercus frainetto Flowering Plants
Ruscus aculeatus 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) G1.763 Helleno-Moesian Quercus dalechampii forests. same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.763 Helleno-Moesian Quercus dalechampii forests. same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.763 Helleno-Moesian Quercus dalechampii forests. same
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