Lucanian Apennines

Lucanian Apennines

 

a mountain range in Italy, in the Southern Apennines. It is bounded on the north by the Ofanto River valley and on the south by the graben of the Crati River. Length, approximately 150 km; elevation, to 2,271 m (Serra Dolcedorme). In the west are steep-walled limestone massifs and karst; in the east there are rugged flysch mountains of medium elevation. There are Mediterranean forests and shrubs to elevations of 400-500 m; higher up are oak, chestnut, and pine forests.

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In the Southern Italy, the Polygalo mediterraneae-Brachypodietum rupestris was described from the submontane and lower montane belts of the Lucanian Apennines (DI PIETRO & al., 2014).
Apennine Mountain System 4.1 Northern Apennines 4.2 Central Apennines 4.3 Molise Apennines 4.4 Molise-Lucanian Apennines 4.5 Lucanian Apennines 4.6 Sila 4.7 Aspromonte 4.8 Sicilian Apennines 5.
The southern Apennines are composed of various parallel chains which are broken up into smaller groups; among them may be named the Matese, the highest point of which is the Monte Miletto (2,050 m), the Lucanian Apennines and the mountains of the Cilento National Park.