Ecological Places

Crossing Tilos island you will meet many representative habitat types. The most important of the existing types are the Mediterranean temporary ponds at the village of Livadia, the biotope of Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea near the coasts of Eristos and the region of Missaria and Skafi and the Embryonic shifting dunes at the beach of Eristos and - in small range - other beaches of the island, as that of Skafi which repsresent the first stage of dunes formation. In the past, two natural wetlands existed on the island at the sites of Stolous in Megalo Horio and in Livadia. We have written a reference concerning them, dating back to historic ages. 

 

Bloomy meadow
 

The Annex I of the European Union Habitats Directive 92/43/EC contains many habitat types found on the island (they consist of habitat types requiring protection) and/or in Corine.

Below, there is an analytical Table of habitat types that are found on Tilos, for those who love or study nature.

Code(92/43/EC)

Habitat types

Flora species per habitat type

1120*

Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae)

 

1210

Annual vegetation of drift lines

 

1240

Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp.

Limonium ocymifolium , Trigonella rechingeri

2110

Embryonic shifting dunes

Elymus farctus (Agropyron junceum),
Otanthus maritimus,
Anthemis tomentosa,
Eryngium maritimum,
Pancratium maritimum

3170*

Mediterranean temporary ponds

 

5330

Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub

Euphorbia dendroides

5420

Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas

Medicago heyniana , Quercus aucheri , Verbascum mykales , Verbascum symes

6220*

Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea

Thero-Brachypodietea

5340

Thicket with oak

Quercus aucheri

8210

Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

Campanula hagielia, Dianthus fruticosus subsp. rhodius

8217

Limestone rocks of Aegean

Allium archeotrichum, Anthemis scopulorum, Fibigia lunarioides

8310

Caves not open to the public

 

8330

Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

 

92D0

Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae)

Nerio-Tamariceteae, Securigerion tinctoriae

9320

Olea and Ceratonia forests

 

9350

Quercus macrolepis forests

Quercus macrolepis

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