Riverine Salix woodland

English name: Riverine willow woodland

Description (English)

Salix spp. scrub or arborescent formations, lining flowing water and submitted to periodic flooding, developed on recently deposited alluvion. Willow brushes are particularly characteristic of rivers originating in major mountain ranges. Shrubby willow formations also constitute an element of lowland and hill riverine successions in all major biomes, often making the belt closest to the water course. Taller arborescent willow formations often constitute the next belt landwards in riverine successions of lowland western nemoral, eastern nemoral and warm-temperate humid forest regions, and a large part of the less diverse riverine systems of the steppic, mediterranean and cold desert zones. Vegetation of alliance Salicion albae, species Salix alba, Salix fragilis, Populus alba, Populus nigra, Populus canescens, Lycopus europaeus, Lysimachia vulgaris, Phalaroides arundinacea and Urtica dioica. May be affected by the invasive alien species Solidago canadensis, Aster novi-belgii, Aster novi-anglii, Impatiens glandulifera.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.11
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.1 Riparian willow formations wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment ? Not found in FTBA classification not defined
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 G1.11 Riverine Salix woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.11 Riverine Salix woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.11 Riverine Salix woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.11 Riverine Salix woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.11 Riverine Salix woodland and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.11 Riverine willow woodland and scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.1 Riparian willow formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.1 Riparian willow formations same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.1   same
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