EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-5 - Temperate continental Pinus sylvestris forest > T3-58 - Southwestern Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests

Southwestern Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Mesophile montane forests with wintergreens occupying a broad belt on the southwestern flank of the Alps from Dauphin‚ to the Maritime Alps, differentiated from the forests of unit G3.44 by the absence of Erica herbacea; the undergrowh usually comprises Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Centaurea scabiosa, Tolpis staticifolia (Hieracium staticifolium), Calluna vulgaris, Polygala chamaebuxus, Monotropa hypopitys, Goodyera repens, Epipactis atrorubens, Neottia nidus-avis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-58

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Centaurea scabiosa
Flowering Plants Epipactis atrorubens
Flowering Plants Erica herbacea
Flowering Plants Goodyera repens
Flowering Plants Hieracium staticifolium
Flowering Plants Monotropa hypopitys
Flowering Plants Neottia nidus-avis
Flowering Plants Polygala chamaebuxus
Flowering Plants Tolpis staticifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Centaurea scabiosa Flowering Plants
Epipactis atrorubens Flowering Plants
Erica herbacea Flowering Plants
Goodyera repens Flowering Plants
Hieracium staticifolium Flowering Plants
Monotropa hypopitys Flowering Plants
Neottia nidus-avis Flowering Plants
Polygala chamaebuxus Flowering Plants
Tolpis staticifolia 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) G3.48 Southwestern Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.48 Southwestern Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.48 South-western Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.48 South-western Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.48 South-western Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.48 South-western Alpine mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.58 South-western Alpine mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.58 South-western Alpine mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.58 South-western Alpine mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.58   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.58   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.58   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.58   same
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