Greek holm-oak forest

Description (English)

Quercus ilex-dominated formations of peninsular Greece and the Ionian and Aegean archipelagoes, with the exception of those of Crete; associated with Quercus ilex are Quercus coccifera, Arbutus andrachne, Arbutus unedo, Phillyrea latifolia, Pistacia terebinthus, Pistacia lentiscus, Olea europaea, Juniperus oxycedrus; arborescent matorrals (unit F5.1) occur throughout the area, though much less commonly than in the western Mediterranean; reasonably extensive, fully developed, mature forest stands do not appear to remain.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-121C

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus oxycedrus
Flowering Plants Arbutus andrachne
Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Olea europaea
Flowering Plants Phillyrea latifolia
Flowering Plants Pistacia lentiscus
Flowering Plants Pistacia terebinthus
Flowering Plants Quercus coccifera
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus oxycedrus Conifers
Arbutus andrachne Flowering Plants
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Olea europaea Flowering Plants
Phillyrea latifolia Flowering Plants
Pistacia lentiscus Flowering Plants
Pistacia terebinthus Flowering Plants
Quercus coccifera Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex 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) G2.121C Greek holm-oak woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.121C Greek holm-oak woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.121C Greek holm-oak woodland same
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