Southern Mediterranean chasm forests

Description (English)

Brushy liana-rich woods of deep ravines of Crete, formed by Ficus carica, Pistacia terebinthus, Celtis tournefortii, Cotinus coggygria, Rhus coriaria, Amelanchier ovalis ssp. cretica, Sorbus aria ssp. cretica, Sorbus umbellata, restricted to a few calcareous cliffs. They appear to have affinities with Irano-Turanian steppe woods and ravine and valley woodlands of Nort Africa and Arabia

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-9BA

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Celtis tournefortii
Flowering Plants Cotinus coggygria
Flowering Plants Ficus carica
Flowering Plants Pistacia terebinthus
Flowering Plants Rhus coriaria
Flowering Plants Sorbus umbellata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Celtis tournefortii Flowering Plants
Cotinus coggygria Flowering Plants
Ficus carica Flowering Plants
Pistacia terebinthus Flowering Plants
Rhus coriaria Flowering Plants
Sorbus umbellata 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) G1.7CA Southern Mediterranean chasm woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7CA Southern Mediterranean chasm woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7CA Southern Mediterranean chasm woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.7CA Southern Mediterranean chasm woods same
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