Thermophile woodland fringes

English name: Thermophile woodland fringes

Description (English)

Woodland edge (seam) vegetation of the nemoral, boreo-nemoral and submediterranean zones, composed of warmth-requiring drought-resistant herbaceous perennials and shrubs, which form a belt between dry or mesophile grasslands and the shrubby forest mantle, on the sunny side, where the nutrient supply is limited, or, sometimes, pioneering the woodland colonization into the grasslands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Origanion virentis Rivas-Mart. et O. de Bolòs in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1984 Xerophilous fringe and tall-herb vegetation of mesomediterranean belt of Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Violo rivinianae-Stellarion holosteae Passarge 1994 Mesophilous fringe and tall-herb vegetation on acidic, slightly humic soils of western and Central Europe Schaminee et al, 2012
Knaution dipsacifoliae Julve ex Dengler et Boch 2008 Mesophilous and subxerophilous fringe vegetation on nutrient poor soils at higher altiitudes of temperate Europe and of subboreal Scandinavia Knaution dipsacifoliae Julve ex Dengler in Dengler et Krebs 2003; Knaution gracilis Julve 1993 Schaminee et al, 2012
Poion nemoralis Dengler et al. 2006 Slightly acidic forest-edge communities in shady habitats of temperate Europe Schaminee et al, 2012
Trifolion medii T. Müller 1962 Mesophilous and subxerophilous fringe vegetation on nutrient poor soils at lower altiitudes of temperate Europe Knautio arvensis-Agrimonion eupatoriae Julve 1993; Trifolion medii T. Müller 1961 Schaminee et al, 2012
Galio litoralis-Geranion sanguinei Géhu et Géhu-Franck in de Foucault et al. 1983 Xerophilous fringe and tall-herb vegetation of temperate Atlantic and Baltic seaboards and subboreal southern Fennoscandia Galio litoralis-Geranion sanguinei Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1983; Galio maritimi-Geranion sanguinei Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1983; Galio veri-Geranion sanguinei Géhu et Géhu-Franck in de Foucault et al. 1983 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Melampyrion pratensis Passarge 1979 Acidic, xeric to meso-xeric forest-edge communities in semi-shady to sunny habitats of temperate to (sub)boreal Europe Melampyrion pratensis Passarge 1967; Melampyro sylvatici-Poion chaixii Julve 1993; Melampyro sylvatici-Poion chaixii Julve ex Boullet et Rameau in Bardat et al. 2004 Schaminee et al, 2012
Ranunculo cortusifolii-Geranion canariensis Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Mesophilous herb-rich fringe vegetation of Macaronesian evergreen laurisilva forests Schaminee et al, 2012
Pericallion malvifoliae F. Prieto, Dias et Aguiar in F. Prieto et al. 2012 Semi-shaded well-drained forest fringe vegetation of thermo- to supratemperate belt of Azores Schaminee et al, 2012
Geranion sanguinei Tx. in T. Müller 1962 Xerophilous fringe and tall-herb vegetation of subcontinental Western and Central Europe Agrostio-Peucedanion oreoselini Reichhoff et Warthemann 2003; Tanaceto corymbosi-Bupleurion falcati Julve 1993; Brachypodio pinnati-Geranion (Tx. in T. Müller 1962) van Gils et Kozlowska 1977; Cynancho-Geranion (Tx. in T. Müller 1962) Dierschke 1974; Geranion sanguinei Tx. in T. Müller 1961; Geranion sanguinei Tx. in Mu¨ller 1962 emend. Borhidi 2012 Schaminee et al, 2012
Teucrion scorodoniae de Foucault et al. 1983 Tall-herb fringe communities on acidic soils of Atlantic regions of Europe Conopodio majoris-Teucrion scorodoniae Julve 1993; Conopodio majoris-Teucrion scorodoniae Julve ex Boullet et Rameau in Bardat et al. 2004; Veronico officinalis-Hieracion murorum Passarge 2002 Schaminee et al, 2012
Lathyro laxiflori-Trifolion velenovskyi (Carni et al. 2000) Carni 2005 Subxerophilous fringe vegetation of south-central Balkan Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Stachyo lusitanicae-Cheirolophion sempervirentis (Capelo 1996) Capelo in Mucina et al. 2013 Fringe communities on neutro-acidophilous to basiphilous soils of thermomediterranean belt of southwestern Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012
Dictamno albi-Ferulagion galbaniferae (van Gils et al. 1975) de Foucault et al. ex Carni et Dengler in Mucina et al. 2009 Xerophilous fringe and tall-herb vegetation of Illyrian and Dinaric regions of Balkan Peninsula Dictamno albi-Ferulagion galbaniferae (van Gils et al. 1975) de Foucault et al. 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Linarion triornithophorae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1984 Vegetation of acidophilous forest fringe of perennial communities of supra-temperate and meso-supramediterranean belts of northern Iberian Peninsula Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.4 Thermophile forest fringes same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.4. Transitional woodland shrub n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.3b Bloody Crane's-bill variant n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 C3 Other tall herb and fern wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 C31 Other tall herb and fern: tall ruderal wider
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 1 Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.1.1 Ourlet maigre xérothermophile narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.1.2 Ourlet maigre mésophile narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2142000 Lemové spolocenstvá n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.2 Thermophile woodland fringes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.2 Thermophile woodland fringes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.2 Thermophile woodland fringes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.2 Thermophile woodland fringes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.A Thermophile woodland fringes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.12 Thermophile woodland fringes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.4 Thermophile forest fringes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.4 Thermophile forest fringes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 34.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 34.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 34.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 34.4   same
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