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A very large and well preserved dune system lies between Anamur and Mersin; it supports enclaves of Euro-Siberian elements such as Pterocarya fraxinifolia, Taxus baccata, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea ssp. australis, Lapsana communis, Dorycnium graecum, and Rubus canascens.
Pterocarya stenoptera grows best among any other trees in this region.
Oriental beech (Fagus orientalis) is the main canopy species, with sweet chestnut (Castenea sativa), sessile oak (Quercus petrea ssp. iberica), Acer leatum, A. cappadocicum, Caucasian elm (Zelkova carpinifolia), lime tree (Tilia spp.) and Caucasian wing nut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia) also penetrating to the canopy.
Winged Caucasian Walnut, Pterocarya fraxinifolia, West Asia.
Winged Chinese Walnut, Pterocarya stenoptera, China.
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