Moesio-Danubian thermophilous oak forests

Description (English)

Xerophile or xero-mesophile forests of Quercus frainetto, Quercus cerris, Quercus petraea and related deciduous oaks, of the subcontinental central and eastern Balkan peninsula, mostly of the xerothermal oak and hornbeam-durmast oak belts of Serbia and northern and central Bulgaria, in particular on the slopes of the Balkan Range and its associated hills and plateaux; irradiations extend into southern Romania. The associated flora has a marked southeastern European character and includes Carpinus orientalis, Fraxinus ornus, Piptatherum virescens, Paeonia peregrina, Mercurialis ovata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-968

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Mercurialis ovata
Flowering Plants Paeonia peregrina
Flowering Plants Piptatherum virescens
Flowering Plants Quercus cerris
Flowering Plants Quercus frainetto
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Mercurialis ovata Flowering Plants
Paeonia peregrina Flowering Plants
Piptatherum virescens Flowering Plants
Quercus cerris Flowering Plants
Quercus frainetto Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea 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) G1.768 Moesio-Danubian thermophilous oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.768 Moesio-Danubian thermophilous oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.768 Moesio-Danubian thermophilous oak forests same
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