Sardinian holm-oak forests

Description (English)

Lower and upper meso-Mediterranean Quercus ilex forests of Sardinia with Viburnum tinus, Phillyrea angustifolia, Phillyrea latifolia, Rhamnus alaternus, Arbutus unedo, Erica arborea, Ruscus aculeatus, Crataegus monogyna, Rubia peregrina, Smilax aspera, Clematis flammula, Clematis cirrhosa, Clematis vitalba, Rosa sempervirens, Tamus communis, Rubus ulmifolius, Cyclamen repandum, Carex hallerana, Carex distachya, Luzula forsteri, Hedera helix, Lonicera implexa and Pistacia lentiscus in more thermo-Mediterranean areas. Extensive, fully developed, mature stands survive in particular in the hinterland of the Golfo di Orosei, around Mount Gennargentu, in the Barbagia, the Iglesiente, the Sarrabus, the Catena di Margine, on Monte Albo. They occupy a wide altitudinal range, grading at the upper limit into the more sub-Mediterranean formations of unit G2.122.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-1217

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Carex distachya
Flowering Plants Carex hallerana
Flowering Plants Clematis cirrhosa
Flowering Plants Clematis flammula
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Cyclamen repandum
Flowering Plants Erica arborea
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Lonicera implexa
Flowering Plants Luzula forsteri
Flowering Plants Phillyrea angustifolia
Flowering Plants Phillyrea latifolia
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Rhamnus alaternus
Flowering Plants Rosa sempervirens
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Ruscus aculeatus
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Tamus communis
Flowering Plants Viburnum tinus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Carex distachya Flowering Plants
Carex hallerana Flowering Plants
Clematis cirrhosa Flowering Plants
Clematis flammula Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Cyclamen repandum Flowering Plants
Erica arborea Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Lonicera implexa Flowering Plants
Luzula forsteri Flowering Plants
Phillyrea angustifolia Flowering Plants
Phillyrea latifolia Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Rhamnus alaternus Flowering Plants
Rosa sempervirens Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Ruscus aculeatus Flowering Plants
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Tamus communis 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) G2.1217 Sardinian holm-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.1217 Sardinian holm-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.1217 Sardinian holm-oak forests same
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