Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths

English name: Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths

Description (English)

Shrubby formations of the high mountains of the Peloponnese, of the southern mainland Greek mountains and of the Thessalian Olympus system, colonizing the altitudinal range immediately above that occupied by the communities of F7.49, as well as stony slopes with shallow soil, loose screes and humus-deficient soils within the main 1700-2200 m range of these communities. Included are true spiny hedgehog-heaths, cushiony formations of dwarf suffrutescents and bush-dominated facies of stripped grasslands. Astragalus angustifolius, Acantholimon androsaceum, Astragalus lacteus, Convolvulus cochlearis, Rindera graeca, Aster alpinus, Globularia stygia, Minuartia stellata, Erysimum pusillum, Thymus teucrioides, Alyssum kionae, Paronychia kapela, Thymus hirsutus, Anthyllis aurea, Achillea ageratifolia, Sideritis scardica, Linum flavum, Thymus boissieri and Sesleria coerulans are characteristic.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F7.4A
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F7)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acantholimon androsaceum
Flowering Plants Achillea ageratifolia
Flowering Plants Anthyllis aurea
Flowering Plants Aster alpinus
Flowering Plants Astragalus angustifolius
Flowering Plants Astragalus lacteus
Flowering Plants Convolvulus cochlearis
Flowering Plants Erysimum pusillum
Flowering Plants Globularia stygia
Flowering Plants Linum flavum
Flowering Plants Minuartia stellata
Flowering Plants Paronychia kapela
Flowering Plants Rindera graeca
Flowering Plants Sesleria coerulans
Flowering Plants Sideritis scardica
Flowering Plants Thymus boissieri
Flowering Plants Thymus hirsutus
Flowering Plants Thymus teucrioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acantholimon androsaceum Flowering Plants
Achillea ageratifolia Flowering Plants
Anthyllis aurea Flowering Plants
Aster alpinus Flowering Plants
Astragalus angustifolius Flowering Plants
Astragalus lacteus Flowering Plants
Convolvulus cochlearis Flowering Plants
Erysimum pusillum Flowering Plants
Globularia stygia Styx Globularia Flowering Plants
Linum flavum Flowering Plants
Minuartia stellata Flowering Plants
Paronychia kapela Flowering Plants
Rindera graeca Flowering Plants
Sesleria coerulans Flowering Plants
Sideritis scardica Flowering Plants
Thymus boissieri Flowering Plants
Thymus hirsutus Flowering Plants
Thymus teucrioides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.7A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F7.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F7.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F7.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F7.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F6.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F5.4A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.7A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.7A Hellenic alti-Mediterranean hedgehog-heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.7A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.7A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.7A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.7A   same
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