Vouni Panagias (CY4000004)
Vouni Panagias is situated at the eastern boundary of Pafos district and comprises the highest part of it with an altitude of 1144 m at the highest peak (Prophitis Elias). The site is surrounded by Asprogia, Panagia, Vrecha, Kilinia and Ampelitis villages. Chrysorrogiatissa and Agia Moni monasteries are found in southwest part of the site. Geology: The central part of the site is composed of Pachna Formation (chalks, marls, marly chalks, chalky marls and calcarenites) and is surrounded by a zone of Lefkara Formation (chalks, marls, marly chalks, chalky marlswith cherts in places as bands or nodules). The characteristic vegetation of Vouni Panagias is the "relic" woodland of Quercus infectoria ssp. veneris. Quercus infectoria occurs in open, small stands or patches and more often in isolated individuals in field margins or within the cultivated fields. Pinus brutia forest occurs mainly in the northeast part and at a lesser extent in the northwest. At some parts Pinus brutia is sparse and the understorey consists of high shrubs such as Quercus coccifera ssp. calliprinos and Styrax officinalis which dominate at large openings. At other parts the forest is dense with smaller shrubs in the understorey vegetation. Phrygana vegetation is mainly composed of Sarcopoterium spinosum, Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor, Thymus integer, Fumana arabica and Helichrysum italicum. Pseudo-steppes with grasses and annuals comprising both annual plants, like Vicia spp., Onobrychis spp., Plantago spp., Scorpiurus muricatus, Bromus spp. and perennials such as Leontodon tuberosus and Hyparrhenia hirta occur in mosaics with phrygana.
National Forest Park of Troodos (CY5000004)
Limni Paralimniou (CY3000008)
Limni Paralimniou is a natural depression situated on an extended flat, elevated area; it is a shallow, brackish, seasonal wetland which is flooded during the winter months and dries-up during the summer months, except for few small ponds (mapped as water body) to the south and west edges of the marsh which can hold water for a longer period. The site covers an area of 272,56 ha and is located to the southeast part of the island; the east part of the site is bordered by Pralimni town and the southwest part by Sotira village, while a considerable part to the west of the site consists of cultivations; also, the site extends eastwards, along a narrow stream towards Paralimni. Geology: The bedrock of Paralimni Lake consists of Bentonitic clays, which are occasionally mixed with Mamonia lithologies, forming Moni mιlange. Bentonitic clays are covered by a thin layer of recent lake deposits, consisting of loose sandy clayey and silts/silty clays. The surroundings of the lake are composed of alternating layers of chalks, marly chalks and chert (Lefkara Formation), which cover the Bentonitic clays around the lake. The greatest part of the lake (c 85%) consists of halophilous and halo-nitrophilous pioneer therophytic communities (1310); they are characterised by Hordeum marinum, Salicornia europaea, Halopeplis amplexicaulis, Parapholis incurva, Crypsis aculeata, Spergularia marina, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum and Cressa cretica. Thermo-Mediterranean riparian galleries dominated by Tamarix tetragyna, are generally confined along the periphery of the lake.
Alykos Potamos-Agios Sozomenos (CY2000002)
Koilada ton Kedron - Kambos (CY200008)
Stavros tis Psokas-Karkavas (CY400001)
Koilada Karkoti (CY2000012)
Xeros Potamos (CY4000007)
Dasos Stavrovouniou (CY6000004)
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