Corylus avellana scrub

Description (English)

Low scrub dominated by Corylus avellana, permanently maintained by exposure to winds and on shallow soils along the north Atlantic coast and locally on rocky slopes and cliffs through the Continental region.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-7

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Prunus spinosa
Flowering Plants Fragaria vesca
Flowering Plants Geum urbanum
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Lonicera periclymenum
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Stellaria holostea
Flowering Plants Poa nemoralis
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Ferns Dryopteris filix-mas
Flowering Plants Mercurialis perennis
Flowering Plants Veronica chamaedrys

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Prunus spinosa Flowering Plants
Fragaria vesca Flowering Plants
Geum urbanum Flowering Plants
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Lonicera periclymenum Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Stellaria holostea Flowering Plants
Poa nemoralis Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Dryopteris filix-mas Ferns
Mercurialis perennis Flowering Plants
Veronica chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Hedera helix

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Hedera helix 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) F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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