Medio-European subalpine Fagus forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica woods usually composed of low, low-branching trees, with much sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), situated near the tree limit, mostly in low mountains with oceanic climate of Western Europe and of central and northern Central Europe, in particular the Vosges, Black Forest, Rhön, Jura, outer Alps, Central Massif, Pyrenees, the mountains of the Bohemian Quadrangle, and, very locally, the Carpathians. The herb layer is similar to that of the forests of unit G1.63 or locally of unit G1.61 and contains elements of the adjacent open grasslands

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-73

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica 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) G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.65 Medio-European subalpine Fagus woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.75 Medio-European subalpine beech woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.15 Medio-European subalpine beech woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.15 Medio-European subalpine beech woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.15   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.15   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.15   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.15   same
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