Medio-European rich-soil thickets

Description (English)

Deciduous Prunetalia thickets of the Western and the Central Europe formed by Prunus spinosa, Prunus mahaleb, Rosa spp., Cornus mas, Cornus sanguinea, Sorbus aria, Crataegus spp., Lonicera xylosteum, Rhamnus catharticus, Rhamnus alpinus, Clematis vitalba, Ligustrum vulgare, Viburnum lantana, Viburnum opulus, Rubus spp., Amelanchier ovalis, Cotoneaster integerrimus, Cotoneaster nebrodensis, Pyrus pyraster, Malus sylvestris, Euonymus europaeus, Corylus avellana, Ulmus minor, Acer campestre, Acer monspessulanum and Carpinus betulus characteristic of forest edges, hedges and woodland recolonisation, developed on soils relatively rich in nutrients, neutral or calcareous. In the herb layer the most common species are Brachypodium pinnatum, Fragaria moschata, Geranium robertianum and Tithymalus cyparissias. The alliances Berberidion and Corylo-Populion tremulae. They are substitution communities of the Carpinion betuli (units G1.A1), Quercion pubescenti-petraeae (unit G1.71) and Fagion sylvaticae (units G1.61-G1.66) and Aremonio-Fagion (unit G1.6C) climax forests. The communities of unit F3.11 extend south to northern Iberia and northern Italy, east to Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and northern Moravia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-51

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer campestre
Flowering Plants Acer monspessulanum
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Cornus mas
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Cotoneaster integerrimus
Flowering Plants Cotoneaster nebrodensis
Flowering Plants Euonymus europaeus
Flowering Plants Fragaria moschata
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Ligustrum vulgare
Flowering Plants Lonicera xylosteum
Flowering Plants Malus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Prunus mahaleb
Flowering Plants Prunus spinosa
Flowering Plants Pyrus pyraster
Flowering Plants Rhamnus alpinus
Flowering Plants Rhamnus catharticus
Flowering Plants Sorbus aria
Flowering Plants Ulmus minor
Flowering Plants Viburnum lantana
Flowering Plants Viburnum opulus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer campestre Flowering Plants
Acer monspessulanum Flowering Plants
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Cornus mas Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Cotoneaster integerrimus Flowering Plants
Cotoneaster nebrodensis Flowering Plants
Euonymus europaeus Flowering Plants
Fragaria moschata Flowering Plants
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Ligustrum vulgare Flowering Plants
Lonicera xylosteum Flowering Plants
Malus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Prunus mahaleb Flowering Plants
Prunus spinosa Flowering Plants
Pyrus pyraster Flowering Plants
Rhamnus alpinus Flowering Plants
Rhamnus catharticus Flowering Plants
Sorbus aria Flowering Plants
Ulmus minor Flowering Plants
Viburnum lantana Flowering Plants
Viburnum opulus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.11 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.11 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.11 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.11 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.11 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.31 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.31 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.81 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.81 Medio-European rich-soil thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.81   same
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