Moesian Fagus forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica or Fagus moesiaca forests of the Balkan Range, the southern Dinarides, the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, the Pelagonids, the Rhodope, the Thessalian mountains, reaching their southern limits in the Vermion, the Vernon, the border ranges of northern Macedonia, the Chalkidiki, Greek Thrace, the Olympus group, Ossa and Pelion. Fagus sylvatica is accompanied, at the higher altitudes and latitudes, by Abies alba and Picea abies. The forests have, even in the south of their range, a pronounced medio-European character, marked by the frequency of Acer pseudoplatanus, Quercus petraea, Fragaria vesca, Oxalis acetosella.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-77

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Fagus moesiaca
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fragaria vesca
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Fagus moesiaca Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fragaria vesca Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Quercus petraea 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) G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests narrower split into acid & non acidic types
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.79 Moesian beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.19 Moesian beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.19 Moesian beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.19   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.19   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.19   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.19   same
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