Lace of the Battle (ITA030016)
Description

Lace of the Battle

Site type: SAC - Special Conservation Area

Code: ITA030016 - Hectares: 894

Description: 

 It is a submontane area at altitudes between 600 and about 1250 m, affected by siliceous substrates mainly represented by flysch, schist and gneiss. The bioclimate is part of the mesomediterranean with ombrotype between the lower subhumid and the upper subhumid. At the highest altitudes, forest vegetation is mainly represented by cerrete. At altitudes below 1000 m, evergreen woods with Quercus suber or deciduous woods with Quercus gussonei can be found, limited to the northern side. There are also strips of mixed woods with Quercus ilex. The degradation of the woods favors the formation of mesophilic thickets rich in thorny shrubs. In situations of greater soil erosion, the latter are replaced by mesophilic pastures rich in hemicryptophytes and small chamaephytes, partly endemic. In some flat and depressed stretches, the stagnation of rainwater allows the formation of small marsh basins and humid areas in which hydrophilic vegetation with helophytes and hydrophilic submerged or floating develops.

Site of exceptional landscape and naturalistic interest with the presence of rare species, many of which are reported in Sicily only for this area. The site is home to woods of Quercus suber, Q. cerris and Q. ilex and is characterized by the presence of numerous small lake and marsh areas, which host a very rich invertebrate marsh fauna with a significant number of endemic species, many of which are exclusive to the Nebrodense area. The herpetofauna is also of considerable interest. Mesophilic pastures and humid meadows are frequent in which various Sicilian endemisms are located. Here there are also several entities that in the regional area are rare or considered of significant phytogeographic interest, in turn mentioned in the list reported in section 3.3 (D).

Source: Ministry of the Environment Natura 2000 form

It falls within the Nebrodi Park

Ministerial data: Ministerial Map    Natura 2000 form

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: web

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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