Mediterranean riparian woodland

English name: Mediterranean riparian woodland

Description (English)

Alluvial forests and gallery woods of the mediterranean region. Dominance may be of a single species, of few species or mixed with many species including Fraxinus, Liquidambar, Platanus, Populus, Salix, Ulmus. Excludes mediterranean Salix woods (G1.1) and shrubby riparian vegetation (F9.3).

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.3
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
Platanion orientalis I. Kárpáti et V. Kárpáti 1961 Platanus riparian gallery forests of Eastern Mediterranean Platanion orientalis I. Kárpáti 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Rhododendro pontici-Prunion lusitanicae A.V. Pérez, Galán et Cabezudo in A.V. Pérez et al. 1999 South Iberian riparian gallery forest with relict laurisilva elements Scrophulario laxiflorae-Rhododendrion pontici Pérez Latorre, Galán de Mera et Cabezudo in Cabezudo et Pérez Latorre 2001 Schaminee et al, 2012
Lauro nobilis-Fraxinion angustifoliae I. Kárpáti et Kárpáti 1961 Riparian gallery forests withh relict laurisilva elements of eastern submediterranean regions of Apenninian and Balkan Peninsulas Fraxinion angustifoliae Pedrotti 1970; Fraxino angustifoliae-Populion P. Fukarek et Fabijanic 1968; Populion albae P. Fukarek et Fabijanic 1968; Lauro nobilis-Fraxinion angustifoliae I. Kárpáti 1962; Lauro nobilis-Fraxinion oxycarpae I. Kárpáti et Kárpáti 1961 nom. mut. (sensu Brullo & Spampinato 1999) Schaminee et al, 2012
Salicion canariensis Rivas-Mart. et al. ex Rivas-Mart., Fernández González et Lodi 1999 Canarian willow woodlands on silt-rich alluvia or recent landslides and beds of irregular streams of Madeira and Canary Islands Salicion canariensis Rivas-Mart. et al. 1993 Schaminee et al, 2012
Populion albae Br.-Bl. ex Tchou Yen-Tcheng 1949 Riparian gallery forests o submediterranean regions of southern France and Iberian Peninsula Populion albae Br.-Bl. ex Tchou Yen-Tcheng 1948; Fraxino angustifoliae ssp. angustifoliae-Populion albae Julve 1993 (orig. form); Fraxino-Quercion pyrenaicae Rivas Goday 1964; Populion albae Br.-Bl. 1931; Populion albae Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1943; Clematido cirrhosae-Populion albae Bensettiti 1999; Populion albae de Bannes-Puygiron 1933; Saponario officinalis-Populion albae (Br.-Bl. ex Tchou Yen-Tcheng 1948) Bensettiti 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012
Osmundo-Alnion glutinosae (Br.-Bl. et al. 1956) Dierschke et Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. 1975 Alder and willow riparian forests fo Western Mediterranean Caricion microcarpae Gamisans 1975; Caricion microcarpae Gamisans 1977; Alnion lusitanicum Br.-Bl. et al. 1956; Osmundo-Alnion (Braun-Blanquet et al.1956) Dierschke et Rivas- Mart. in Rivas-Mart. 1975 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.6 Mediterraneo-Turanian riverine forests narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.7 Oriental plane and sweet gum woods narrower
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 24 Mediterranean and Macaronesian riverine woodlands and gallery forests overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.3 Mediterranean riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.3 Mediterranean riverine woodland and thickets same
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