EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T1 - Broadleaved deciduous forest > T1-1 - Temperate and boreal Salix and Populus riparian forest

Temperate and boreal Salix and Populus riparian forest

Description (English)

Willow- and poplar- (Salix and Populus) dominated forest of periodically inundated terraces and shoals with deposition of nutrient-rich alluvium in the active floodplains of rivers through the lowlands of the boreal, nemoral, submediterranean and steppe zones

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Impatiens glandulifera
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Salix x rubens
Flowering Plants Salix fragilis
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Humulus lupulus
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Symphytum officinale
Flowering Plants Phalaris arundinacea
Flowering Plants Galium aparine

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
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Impatiens glandulifera Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Salix x rubens Flowering Plants
Salix fragilis Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Humulus lupulus Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Symphytum officinale Flowering Plants
Phalaris arundinacea Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Phalaris arundinacea
Flowering Plants Glechoma hederacea
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Salix fragilis
Flowering Plants Humulus lupulus
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Symphytum officinale
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Lycopus europaeus

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
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Phalaris arundinacea Flowering Plants
Glechoma hederacea Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Salix fragilis Flowering Plants
Humulus lupulus Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Symphytum officinale Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Lycopus europaeus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Salix fragilis
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Phalaris arundinacea
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius

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
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Salix fragilis Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Phalaris arundinacea Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius 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) G1.1 Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix narrower Now only Temperate & Boreal; code & name changed
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.1 Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.1 Riparian woodland with Salix, Alnus or Betula same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.1 Gallery forests with willow, alder or birch same
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