Acidophilous Quercus-dominated woodland

English name: Acidophilous oak-dominated woodland

Description (English)

Forests of Quercus robur or Quercus petraea on acid soils with an herb layer mostly constituted by the ecological groups of Deschampsia flexuosa, Vaccinium myrtillus, Pteridium aquilinum, Lonicera periclymenum, Holcus mollis, and of Maianthemum bifolium, Convallaria majalis, Hieracium sabaudum, Hypericum pulchrum, Luzula pilosa, and the mosses Polytrichum formosum and Leucobryum glaucum.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.8
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Quercion pyrenaicae Rivas Goday ex Rivas.-Mart. 1964 Submediterranean acidophilous oak forests of northern Iberian Peninsula Quercion pyrenaicae Rivas Goday XXXX Schaminee et al, 2012
Quercion petraeae Issler 1931 Central European acidophilous thermophilous oak forests Dactylido-Quercion Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Veronico officinalis-Quercion Pop 1971; Veronico officinalis-Quercion Pop ex Resmerita 1975; Potentillo albae-Quercion petraeae Jakucs in Zólyomi 1967; Querco-Carpinion betuli (Klika 1957) A.O. Horvát 1976; Euphorbio-Quercion G. Hofmann in Passarge 1968; Euphorbio-Quercion G. Hofmann in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Peucedano-Quercion G. Hofmann in Passarge 1968; Peucedano-Quercion G. Hofmann in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Sileno-Quercion G. Hofmann in Passarge 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Erythronio-Quercion petraeae Ubaldi et al. 1988 Chestnut and oak woods on neutral and acidic flysch and volcanic substrates of northern Italy Schaminee et al, 2012
Quercion roboris Malcuit 1929 Southern temperate atlantic and subatlantic acidophilous oak and oak-birch forests on gleic soils of Western Europe Betulo pendulae-Quercion petraeae Gillet 1986; Quercion roboris acidiphilum Schmid 1936; Hieracio lachenalii-Quercion petraeae Pallas 1996; Quercion robori-petraeae Br.-Bl. 1932 nom. mut. propos.; Quercion robori-sessiliflorae Br.-Bl. 1931; Quercion robori-sessiliflorae Br.-Bl. 1932; Quercion sessiliflorae Issler 1931 Schaminee et al, 2012
Agrostio-Quercion petraeae Scamoni et Passarge 1959 Temperate acidophilous oak forests of southern Central Europe and continental southeastern Europe Agrostio-Quercion petraeae Passarge 1968; Agrostio-Quercion petraeae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Agrostio-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Agrostio-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Genisto germanicae-Quercion Neuhäusl et Neuhäuslová-Novotná 1967; Luzulo-Quercion roboris Debreczy et Hargittai 1971; Vaccinio myrtilli–Quercion roboris Bulokhov et Solomeshch 2003 Schaminee et al, 2012
Convallario majalis-Quercion roboris Shevchyk et Solomakha in Shevchyk et al. 1996 Acidophilous oak forests on gleyic podzolized soils of Ukraine Schaminee et al, 2012
Hymenophyllo-Quercion petraeae Pallas 2000 Northern temperate hyperoceanic humid acidophilous oak forests of Western Europe Schaminee et al, 2012
Castaneo-Quercion petraeae Soó 1964 Submediterranean acidophilous chestnut-oak forests of Balkans and southeastern Europe Quercion moesiacum P. Fukarek 1969; Castaneo-Quercion petraeae Soó 1962; Calluno-Quercion P. Fukarek in Fabijanic, P. Fukarek et Stefanovic 1963 Schaminee et al, 2012
Vaccinio myrtilli-Quercion petraeae Pallas 1996 Temperate and boreal acidophilous oak and oak-birch forests of northern Central and northeastern Europe Schaminee et al, 2012
Molinio-Quercion roboris Scamoni et Passarge 1959 Northern temperate atlantic and subatlantic acidophilous oak forests on gleyic soils of Western Europe Molinio-Quercion petraeae Passarge 1968; Molinio-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Dicrano-Quercion Passarge in Scamoni 1963; Dicrano-Quercion petraeae Passarge 1968; Dicrano-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Genisto germanicae-Quercion roboris Neuhäusl et Neuhäuslová-Novotná 1967; Lysimachio vulgaris-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Lysimachio vulgaris-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Melampyro-Quercion petraeae Passarge 1968; Melampyro-Quercion petraeae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Melampyro-Quercion roboris Passarge 1968; Melampyro-Quercion roboris Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Quercion robori-pyrenaicae (Braun-Blanquet et al. in P. da Silva et al. 1950 corr. Br.-Bl. et al. 1956) Rivas-Martínez 1975 Southern temperate hyperoceanic acidophilous oak forests on gleyic soils of northwestern Iberian Peninsula Quercion occidentale Br.-Bl. et al. 1956; Quercion occidentali-pyrenaicae Julve 1993; Quercion roboris broteroanae Br.-Bl. et al. in P. da Silva et al. 1950 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.5 Acidophilous oak forests same
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 09 Mixed oak forest overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A111 Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 1 Upland oakwood overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.3.6 Chênaie acidophile narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.8 Acidophilous Quercus-dominated woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.8 Acidophilous Quercus-dominated woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.8 Acidophilous Quercus-dominated woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.8 Acidophilous Quercus-dominated woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.8 Acidophilous Quercus-Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.8 Neutral and acid woodland often with oak same
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