Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests
The term Italian Sclerophyllous and deciduous forests ecoregion, in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub Biome, is in Italy. The region extends from the Po Basin to the Apennine Mountains of Basilicata and Calabria. Rock types are limestone, dolomite, marl, schist-marl, and sandstone.
Three forest zones
Since there is a wide altitudinal range there are three forest zones.
Low elevations forest zone
Characteristic low elevations forest zone species are:
- sclerophyllous evergreen oaks:
- deciduous trees such as:
Medium elevations forest zone
The medium elevations forest zone predominant species are:
High elevation forest zone
The high elevation forest zone has very diverse and extensive mixed deciduous forests species are:
- The dominant species of the tree canopy
- Other trees are:
- "Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.