Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Acidophilous Quercus petraea woods of Britain and Ireland, with low, low-branched, trees, with many ferns, mosses, lichens and evergreen bushes.
The following subtypes are included:
Pal. 41.531 Irish sessile oak woods
Quercus petraea woods of Ireland, particularly rich in evergreen bushes, including Arbutus unedo.
Pal. 41.532 British sessile oak woods
Acidophilous Quercus petraea woods of western Britain, mostly found in Scotland, Wales, Northern England and South Western England.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 91A0)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Atlantic - Bad|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||44 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
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Species mentioned in habitat description
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Relation to habitat classifications
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|National Vegetation Classification (UK)||W17||Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Dicranum majus woodland p.p.||not defined|
|National Vegetation Classification (UK)||W10||Quercus spp.-Pteridium aquilinum-Rubus fruticosus woodland p.p.||not defined|
|National Vegetation Classification (UK)||W11||Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland p.p.||not defined|