EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > G - Woodland, forest and other wooded land > G1 - Broadleaved deciduous woodland > G1.1 - Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix

Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix

English name: Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant alder, birch, poplar or willow

Description (English)

Riparian woods of the boreal, boreo-nemoral, nemoral and submediterranean and steppe zones, with one or few dominant species, typically Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix. Includes woods dominated by narrow-leaved willows Salix alba, Salix elaeagnos, Salix purpurea, Salix viminalis in all zones including the mediterranean. Excludes riverine scrub of broad-leaved willows, e.g. Salix aurita, Salix cinerea, Salix pentandra (F9.1).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.1
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Alnion incanae Pawlowski et al. 1928 Alder-ash and oak riparian floodplain forests on nutrient-rich alluvial soils in nemoral zone of Europe Alno-Fraxinion Meijer-Drees 1936; Alno-Fraxinion Scamoni et Passarge 1959 p.p.; Alno-Padion Knapp 1942; Alno-Padion Knapp ex Medwecka-Kornas in W. Matuszkiewicz et Borowik 1957; Alno-Ulmion Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1943; Alno-Ulmion Br.-Bl. et Tx. ex Tchou 1948; Cardamino-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Carici remotae-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Carpino-Ulmion Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Eu-Fraxino-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Filipendulo-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Fraxinion excelsioris Moor 1977; Fraxino excelsioris-Alnion glutinosae Julve 1993; Fraxino excelsioris-Quercion roboris Rameau 1997; Fraxino excelsioris-Quercion roboris Rameau in Royer et al. 2006; Fraxino-Alnion Oberd. 1953; Fraxino-Carpinion Tx. et Diemont 1936; Fraxino-Ulmion Ellenberg 1963; Milio-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Molinio-Alnion glutinosae Kevey 2008; Fraxinion excelsioris Nègre 1972; Alnion incanae Lakušic et al. 1975; Alnion incanae Lakušic et al. 1979; Cardamino-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Carici remotae-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Carici-Ulmion carpinifoliae Passarge 1968; Carpino-Ulmion carpinifoliae Passarge 1968; Carpino-Ulmion carpinifoliae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Carpino-Ulmion Passarge 1968; Carpino-Ulmion scabrae Passarge 1968; Carpino-Ulmion scabrae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Circaeo-Ulmion carpinifoliae Passarge 1968; Circaeo-Ulmion carpinifoliae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Eu-Filipendulo-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Eu-Filipendulo-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Eu-Fraxino-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Eu-Milio-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Eu-Milio-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Filipendulo-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Fraxino-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Fraxino-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Milio-Fraxinion excelsae Passarge 1968; Sorbion aucupariae Rameau in Rameau et al. 1993; Ulmo-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Ulmo-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Alno incanae-Salicion pentandrae Kielland-Lund 1981 Alder-willow riparian floodplain forests on nutrient-rich alluvial soils of boreal zone of Scandinavia and northern Russia Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion albae Soó 1951 Willow and poplar woodlands of lowland to sub-montane river alluvia of nemoral zone of Europe and high altitudes of Mediterranean Irido-Salicion albae Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Populion albae Szafer 1935; Populion albae Tx. 1931; Populion nigrae Rameau in Rameau et al. 1993; Populion nigrae Schnitzler 1988; Salici fragilis-Alnion Passarge 1968; Salicion albae Tx. 1955; Salicion albae Tx. ex Moor 1958; Rubo-Salicion triandrae (T. Müller et Görs 1958) Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Salicion albae Soó 1930; Salicion albae T. Müller et Görs 1958; Salicion eleagni T. Müller et Görs 1958; Rubo caesiae-Populion nigrae Passarge 1985; Saliceto-Populion albae Klika 1943 (orig. form); Saliceto-Populion albae Klika in Klika et Hadac 1944 (orig. form) Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Xf Freshwater, tree-dominated wetlands wider
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment ? Not found in FTBA classification not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A111 Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 4 Wet woodland wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W6 Alnus glutinosa-Urtica dioica woodland not defined
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.1.3 Aulnaie alluviale narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.1.2 Saulaie blanche narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.1 Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.1 Riparian woodland with Salix, Alnus or Betula same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.1 Gallery forests with willow, alder or birch same
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