Pteridium aquilinum fields

English name: Bracken fields

Description (English)

Atlantic, sub-Atlantic, sub-Mediterranean and Macaronesian communities dominated by the large fern Pteridium aquilinum, extensive and often closed.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Epilobion angustifolii Oberd. 1957 Tall-herb perennial subspontaneus vegetation on acidIc soils of forest margins and clearings of boreo-nemporal zones of Europe Holco mollis-Pteridion aquilini Passarge (1994) 2002; Atropion Tx. 1947 nom. ambig. propos.; Carici piluliferae-Epilobion angustifolii Tx. 1950; Epilobion angustifolii Eggler 1952; Epilobion angustifolii Tx. ex von Rochow 1951; Galeopsio-Senecionion sylvatici Passarge 1981; Mycelido-Senecionion sylvatici Passarge 1981; Prenanthion purpureae Julve 1993; Rumici-Avenellion flexuosae Passarge 1984; Holco mollis-Pteridion aquilini (Passarge 1964) Rameau in Bardat et al. 2004; Epilobion angustifolii Rübel 1933; Epilobion angustifolii Soó 1933; Chamaenerion angustifolii Soó 1933 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Lonicero-Rubion silvatici Tx. et Neumann ex Wittig 1977 Acidophilous scrub, hedges and scrub of forest clearings on dry sandy nutrient-poor minerotrophic soils of northwestern Europe Agrostio-Frangulion Passarge 1968; Agrostio-Frangulion Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Lonicero-Rubion silvatici Tx. et Neumann in Tx. 1950; Molinio-Frangulion Passarge 1968; Molinio-Frangulion Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Rubion plicati Weber 1977 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.86 Bracken fields same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 C1 Bracken same
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U20 Pteridium aquilinum-Galium saxatile community overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.2.5 Mégaphorbiaie à Pteridium aquilinum narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.6 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.5 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.86 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.86 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.86   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.86   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.86   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.86   same
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