Traceability

Organic Black locust honey - A&Ž

385-10000289
Place of Origin

Mixed forest and scrub of pubescent oak and hop hornbeam

(As. Ostryo-Quercetum pubescentis /Horvat 1950/ Trinajstić 1979)

This is a climatozonal community inhabiting the north Adriatic part of Croatia, that is, northern Istria, the littoral slopes of Velebit, and the northern slopes of Bukovica. It is developed extrazonally in north-western Croatia. It represents the last forest community towards the continental vegetation, or the North American – European vegetation region. It grows on cambisols and rendzinas on limestones and dolomites. The tree layer is dominated by Quercus pubescens and Ostrya carpinifolia. The species significant for the shrub layer include Cornus mas, Juniperus oxycedrus and Coronilla emeroides,  and for the herbaceous layer Sesleria autumnalis, Carex flacca, Aristolochia lutea and others. First and foremost, the stands of this community have protective and other functions of general benefit and are usually not endangered. Source: Vukelić, J. etal. 2008: Forest Sites and Forest Communities in Croatia. National Ecological Network, State Institute for Nature Protection, Zagreb.

Forest and scrub of pubescent oak and oriental hornbeam

(As. Querco-Carpinetum orientalis Horvatić 1939)

The forest of pubescent oak and oriental hornbeam is the most important climatozonal forest community in the sub-Mediterranean zone of the littoral belt from Istria to Dubrovnik. It thrives in a broad range of soils starting from melanosol, through cambisol and terra rossa on limestone to rendzinas. The parent substrate is predominantly made up of hard limestones and dolomites. Of woody species, special mention should be made of Quercus pubescens and Quercus cerris, while the shrub layer often contains Fraxinus ornus, Juniperus oxycedrus, Lonicera etrusca, as well as the evergreen elements Asparagus acutifolius and Ruscus aculeatus. The ground vegetation layer features Sesleria autumnalis, Festuca heterophyilla, Luzula forsteri and species of the order Quercetalia pubescentis. The community rarely forms coherent forest stands; on the contrary, it occurs in large complexes in different degradation stages. Source: Vukelić, J. etal. 2008: Forest Sites and Forest Communities in Croatia. National Ecological Network, State Institute for Nature Protection, Zagreb.