Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests
Fagus sylvatica and, in higher mountains, Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba or Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba-Picea abies forests developed on acid soils of the medio-European domain of central and northern Central Europe, with Luzula luzuloides, Polytrichum formosum and often Deschampsia flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa, Vaccinium myrtillus, Pteridium aquilinum.
The following subtypes are included:
Pal. 41.111 Medio-European collinar woodrush beech forests. Acidophilous Fagus sylvatica forests of the lesser Hercynian ranges and Lorraine, of the collinar level of the greater Hercynian ranges, the Jura and the Alpine periphery, of the western sub-Pannonic and the intra-Pannonic hills, not or little accompanied by spontaneous conifers, and generally with an admixture of Quercus petraea, or in some cases Quercus robur, in the canopy.
Pal. 41.112 Medio-European montane woodrush beech forests.
Acidophilous forests of Fagus sylvatica, Fagus sylvatica and Abies alba or Fagus sylvatica, Abies alba and Picea abies of the montane and high-montane levels of the greater Hercynian ranges, from the Vosges and the Black Forest to the Bohemian Quadrangle, the Jura, the Alps, the Carpathians and the Bavarian Plateau.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9110)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Atlantic - Poor|
|Boreal - Poor|
|Continental - Bad|
|Mediterranean - Poor|
|Pannonian - Poor|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||2761 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Calamagrostis villosa||Flowering Plants|
|Deschampsia flexuosa||Flowering Plants|
|Fagus sylvatica||Flowering Plants|
|Luzula luzuloides||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus petraea||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus robur||Flowering Plants|
|Vaccinium myrtillus||Flowering Plants|
|Polytrichum formosum||Mosses & Liverworts|