Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods

Description (English)

Woods dominated by Taxus baccata, often with Ilex aquifolium, of very local occurrence. This habitat type may have two origins: senescent phase of a beech wood or beech-fir wood, made up of clusters of Taxus after the fall of the tall species, surrounded by layered stands of beech-yew; residual Taxus stand with disappearance of the tall species, both above and in the proximity of Taxus.
Subtypes:
Pal. 42.A72 Corsican yew woods: Formations of Taxus baccata, Ilex aquifolium, Buxus sempervirens restricted to cool, montane areas in the Tenda range, the San Pedrone range and the Cap Corse mountains.
Pal. 42.A73 Sardinian yew woods: Taxus baccata and Ilex aquifolium woods of the Catena del Marghine and the Mount Limbara system.
In the north and centre of Portugal there are Taxus baccata relicts, sometimes in small isolated formations (Serras do Gerês and Estrela), that may be included in this habitat type.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 9580)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 113 are designated for this habitat type

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
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Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000065 Spain Peñas de Arnedillo. Peñalmonte y Peña Isasa Map
ES0000092 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES0000093 Spain ZEPA Montes de Toledo Map
ES0000162 Spain Serranía de Cuenca Map
ES0000164 Spain Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES0000210 Spain Alto Sil Map
ES0000213 Spain Serres de Mariola i el Carrascar de la Font Roja Map
ES0000437 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES0000449 Spain Alto Turia y Sierra del Negrete Map
ES0000453 Spain Muntanyes de la Marina Map
ES0000465 Spain L'Alt Maestrat, Tinença de Benifassà, Turmell i Vallivana Map
ES0000466 Spain Penyagolosa (ZEPA) Map
ES0000468 Spain Serra d'Espadà (ZEPA) Map
ES0000474 Spain Serres de Mariola i el Carrascal de la Font Roja (ZEPA) Map
ES0000488 Spain ZEPA Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES1130007 Spain Pena Trevinca Map
ES1200043 Spain Sierra del Sueve Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300002 Spain Montaña oriental Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES2110009 Spain Gorbeia Map
ES2110015 Spain Gasteizko mendi garaiak / Montes altos de Vitoria Map
ES2110018 Spain Arabako hegoaldeko mendilerroak / Sierras meridionales de Álava Map
ES2110019 Spain Izki Map
ES2110022 Spain Entzia Map
ES2120002 Spain Aizkorri-Aratz Map
ES2120011 Spain Aralar Map
ES2200017 Spain Señorío de Bértiz Map
ES2200018 Spain Belate Map
ES2200019 Spain Monte Alduide Map
ES2200020 Spain Sierra de Aralar Map
ES4110097 Spain Campo Azálvaro - Pinares de Peguerinos Map
ES4120030 Spain Montes Obarenes Map
ES4120049 Spain Bosques del Valle de Mena Map
ES4120089 Spain Hoces del Alto Ebro y Rudrón Map
ES4120091 Spain Sabinares del Arlanza Map
ES4120092 Spain Sierra de la Demanda Map
ES4120094 Spain Sierra de la Tesla-Valdivielso Map
ES4120095 Spain Montes de Miranda de Ebro y Ameyugo Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130010 Spain Sierra de los Ancares Map
ES4130149 Spain Omaña Map
ES4140011 Spain Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Map
ES4140027 Spain Covalagua Map
ES4150101 Spain Candelario Map
ES4150107 Spain Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Map
ES4160019 Spain Sierra de Ayllón Map
ES4160109 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama Map
ES4170116 Spain Sierras de Urbión y Cebollera Map
ES4190060 Spain Tejedelo Map
ES4190105 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores Map
ES4190110 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera Map
ES4230014 Spain Serranía de Cuenca Map
ES4240016 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES5110001 Spain Massís del Montseny Map
ES5110005 Spain Sistema Transversal català Map
ES5110012 Spain Montserrat-Roques Blanques-riu Llobregat Map
ES5110015 Spain Sistema Prelitoral Central Map
ES5120001 Spain Alta Garrotxa - Massís de les Salines Map
ES5120004 Spain Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Map
ES5130003 Spain Alt Pallars Map
ES5130012 Spain Vall Alta de Serradell-Serra de Sant Gervàs Map
ES5130015 Spain Serres del Montsec, Sant Mamet i Mitjana Map
ES5130028 Spain Ribera Salada Map
ES5140005 Spain Serra de Montsià Map
ES5140006 Spain Serres de Cardó- El Boix Map
ES5140008 Spain Muntanyes de Prades Map
ES5140009 Spain Tivissa-Vandellòs-Llaberia Map
ES5140011 Spain Sistema Prelitoral meridional Map
ES5140017 Spain Serra de Montsant-Pas de l'Ase Map
ES5213019 Spain Aitana, Serrella i Puigcampana Map
ES5213020 Spain Serres del Ferrer i Bèrnia Map
ES5222001 Spain Serra d'Espadà Map
ES5223002 Spain L'Alt Maestrat Map
ES5223004 Spain Penyagolosa Map
ES5223005 Spain Alt Palància Map
ES5233001 Spain Tinença de Benifassà, Turmell i Vallivana Map
ES5233006 Spain Puebla de San Miguel Map
ES5233009 Spain Sierra del Negrete Map
FR9301505 France Vallon des Bans - Vallée du Fournel Map
FR9301570 France Préalpes de Grasse Map
FR9301580 France Mont Ventoux Map
FR9301602 France Calanques et îles marseillaises - Cap Canaille et massif du Grand Caunet Map
FR9301606 France Massif de la Sainte Baume Map
FR9301608 France Mont Caume - mont Faron - forêt domaniale des Morières Map
FR9301616 France Grand canyon du Verdon - plateau de la Palud Map
FR9400576 France Massif montagneux du Cinto Map
FR9400577 France Rivière et vallée du Fango Map
FR9400578 France Massif du Rotondo Map
FR9400579 France Monte d'Oro / Vizzavona Map
FR9400598 France Massif du Tenda et forêt de Stella Map
FR9400603 France Rivière de la Solenzara Map
FR9402003 France Forêt territoriale du Fium'Orbu (partie sud-est) Map
GR2420012 Greece OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
ITA030002 Italy Torrente Fiumetto e Pizzo d'Uncina Map
ITA030014 Italy Pizzo Fau, Monte Pomiere, Pizzo Bidi e Serra della Testa Map
ITA030038 Italy Serra del Re, Monte Soro e Biviere di Cesarò Map
ITA030039 Italy Monte Pelato Map
ITA030043 Italy Monti Nebrodi Map
ITB011102 Italy Catena del Marghine e del Goceano Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
ITB013018 Italy Capo Figari, Cala Sabina, Punta Canigione e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
ITB021107 Italy Monte Albo Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB042207 Italy Canale su Longuvresu Map
ITB044009 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
PTMAD0001 Portugal Laurissilva da Madeira Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G3.9 Coniferous woodland dominated by Cupressaceae or Taxaceae narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G3.97 Western Palaearctic Taxus baccata woods narrower
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