Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9130)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Atlantic - Poor|
|Boreal - Bad|
|Continental - Poor|
|Mediterranean - Good|
|Pannonian - Poor|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||3096 are designated for this habitat type|
Fagus sylvatica and, in higher mountains, Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba or Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba-Picea abies forests developed on neutral or near-neutral soils, with mild humus (mull), of the medio-European and Atlantic domains of Western Europe and of central and northern Central Europe, characterised by a strong representation of species belonging to the ecological groups of Anemone nemorosa, of Lamiastrum (Lamium)galeobdolon, of Galium odoratum and Melica uniflora and, in mountains, various Dentaria spp., forming a richer and more abundant herb layer than in the forests of 9110 and 9120.
The following subtypes are included:
Pal. 41.131 Medio-European collinar neutrophilous beech forests
Neutrocline or basicline Fagus sylvatica and Fagus sylvatica-Quercus petraea-Quercus robur forests of hills, low mountains and plateaux of the Hercynian arc and its peripheral regions, of the Jura, Lorraine, the Paris basin, Burgundy, the Alpine piedmont, the Carpathians and a few localities of the North Sea-Baltic plain.
Pal. 41.132 Atlantic neutrophile beech forests
Atlantic beech and beech-oak forests with Hyacinthoides non-scripta, of southern England, the Boulonnais, Picardy, the Oise, Lys and Schelde basins.
Pal. 41.133 Medio-European montane neutrophilous beech forests
Neutrophile forests of Fagus sylvatica, Fagus sylvatica and Abies alba, Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies, or Fagus sylvatica, Abies alba and Picea abies of the montane and high-montane levels of the Jura, the northern and eastern Alps, the western Carpathians and the great Hercynian ranges.
Pal. 41.134 Bohemian lime-beech forests
Fagus sylvatica or Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba forests rich in Tilia spp., of the Bohemian basin.
Pal. 41.135 Pannonic neutrophile beech forests
Neutrophilous beech forests of medio-European affinities of the hills of the Pannonic plain and its western periphery.
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|
|Anemone nemorosa||Flowering Plants|
|Fagus sylvatica||Flowering Plants|
|Galium odoratum||Flowering Plants|
|Hyacinthoides non-scripta||Flowering Plants|
|Melica uniflora||Flowering Plants|