Wood of St. Adriano (ITA020025)
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Wood of S. Adriano

Type of site: SIC - Site of Community Interest ZSC - Special Conservation Area

Code: ITA020025 - Hectares: 6821


The SIC area is located in the central part of the Sicani Mountains, where it covers a total area of ​​about 6801 hectares, falling within the municipalities of Palazzo Adriano, Chiusa Sclafani (province of Palermo) and Burgio (province of Agrigento). It includes the most interesting part of the Sosio River Valley, in the section of the Nature Reserve between S. Carlo and Lake Gammauta, in which the watercourse flows embedded within reliefs rich in geological and paleontological emergencies. It goes from altitudes between 220 meters up to 1220 in Pizzo Gallinaro; among the other most important peaks are Monte Lucerto (736 m), Serra Uomo Morto (905 m), Portella Fontanelle (823 m), Cozzo Guarisca (932 m), Serra di Biondo (1138 m), Cozzo Pernice (883 m ), Piana delle Fontane (1094 m) and Cozzo di Pietrafucile (1151 m). From a geological point of view, these are mainly massive dolomites, dolomites and black flint limestone, white limestone, as well as varicolored and black clays with limestone banks blacks, microbreccias and rare layers of sandstone, datable between the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic. From the bioclimatic point of view, the territory is divided into the thermomediterranean (average annual temperature above 16 ° C), the mesomediterranean (average annual temperature of 16-13 ° C) and the supra-Mediterranean (average annual temperature below 13 ° C), with shadow types varying between the lower and upper subhumid (average annual rainfall of 600-1000 mm). The high environmental heterogeneity diversifies a very articulated and varied vegetal landscape, to be referred to the following sigmetes (GIANGUZZI & LA MANTIA, 2004): - Tyrrhenian coastal-hilly, basifile, limestone, dry-subhumid thermo-Mediterranean series of Olivastro (Oleo- Euphorbio dendroidis sigmetum); - Sicilian coastal-hilly series, basifile, on limestones, dry-subhumid thermo-Mediterranean of Leccio (Pistacio lentisci-Querco ilicis sigmetum); - Sicilian hilly-montana, basifile, on limestones, meso-supramediterranea subhumida-humid series of Holm oak (Aceri campestris -Querco ilicis sigmetum); - Tyrrhenian hill-montana, mesophytic and neutral-basifilous series, on brown calcic, thermo-mesomediterranean subhumid soils of Chestnut oak (Sorbo torminalis-Querco virgilianae sigmetum); - Sicilian coastal-submontane, edafo-hygrophilous series , thermo-mesomediterranean subhumid of the pedicellated willow (Ulmo-Salico pedicellatae sigmetum). To the aforementioned series we must also add the microgeoseries linked to particular edaphic conditions, as in the case of rocky walls, detrital areas, gullies, water holes , etc

Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form

Ministerial data: Ministerial Map      Natura 2000 form

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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