Peri-Alpine hazel thickets

Description (English)

Thickets of the Jura, the pre-Alps, the southern German Hercynian ranges and the inner Alps, dominated by Corylus avellana, with Clematis vitalba and Cornus sanguinea, of particular bio-historical significance as a possible model of the hazel-dominated communities of the Boreal era.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-713

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana 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) F3.173 Peri-Alpine hazel thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.173 Peri-Alpine hazel thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.173 Peri-Alpine hazel thickets same
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