Balearic holm-oak forests

Description (English)

Humid Quercus ilex formations, often well developed, of the higher mountains of northern Mallorca, in which the thermo-Mediterranean elements of the Quercus rotundifolia formations of lower altitude have given way to more hygrophilous elements such as Viburnum tinus, Viola alba ssp. dehnhardtii, Monotropa hypopitys, Neottia nidus-avis, Cephalanthera spp.; they are rich in endemics, among which Cyclamen balearicum, Smilax aspera var. balearica, Rhamnus ludovici-salvatoris, Paeonia cambessedesii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-1214

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cyclamen balearicum
Flowering Plants Monotropa hypopitys
Flowering Plants Neottia nidus-avis
Flowering Plants Paeonia cambessedesii
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Rhamnus ludovici-salvatoris
Flowering Plants Viburnum tinus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cyclamen balearicum Flowering Plants
Monotropa hypopitys Flowering Plants
Neottia nidus-avis Flowering Plants
Paeonia cambessedesii Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Quercus rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Rhamnus ludovici-salvatoris Flowering Plants
Viburnum tinus 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) G2.1214 Balearic holm-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.1214 Balearic holm-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.1214 Balearic holm-oak forests same
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