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Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

The Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests ecoregion, in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome, is of the eastern Mediterranean Basin.

SettingEdit

The ecoregion covers an area of 143,800 square kilometers (55,500 sq mi), and covers portions of Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey.

FloraEdit

Major plant communities in the ecoregion include broadleaf sclerophyllous shrublands (maquis), pine forests (chiefly of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) and Turkish Pine (Pinus brutia)), and dry oak (Quercus spp.) woodlands and steppes.

External linksEdit

  • "Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
  • World Wildlife Fund, ed. (2001). "Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.