Mediterranean riparian Populus forests

Description (English)

Mediterranean multi-layered riverine forests of base-rich soils submitted to seasonal prolonged inundation with slow drainage, with Populus alba, Populus nigra, Fraxinus angustifolia, Ulmus minor, Salix alba, Salix spp., Alnus spp., lianas and often species of the Quercetalia ilicis, distributed in the mediterranean regions of the Iberian peninsula, southern France, the Italic peninsula, the large Tyrrhenian islands, the Hellenic peninsula, the southern Balkan peninsula, North Africa, and their zones of transition to adjacent climatic zones. Formations physiognomically dominated by tall Populus alba and/or Populus nigra are listed here. The poplars may, however, be absent or sparse in some associations which are then dominated by Fraxinus angustifolia, Ulmus minor and/or Salix spp. Such ensembles are listed under units G1.1121 or G1.33. The poplar forests are usually the tall ligneous vegetation belt closest to the water in riverside catenas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-42

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Ulmus minor
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Ulmus minor 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) G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.31 Mediterranean riparian Populus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.51 Mediterranean riparian poplar forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.61 Mediterranean riparian poplar forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.61 Mediterranean riparian poplar forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.61   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.61   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.61   same
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