Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex
Thermophilous beech forests, highly fragmented and harbouring many endemics, with Taxus baccata and Ilex aquifolium (Geranio nodosi-Fagion, Geranio striati-Fagion).
This habitat type includes: Monte Gargano Foresta Umbra, rich in Taxus baccata (Pal. 41.181); silicicolous beech forests of the Aspromonte range of Calabria with Taxus baccata, Populus tremula, Sorbus aucuparia and Betula pendula (Pal. 41.185); Relict beech forests of the Madonie, Nebrodi and, very locally, the monti Peloritani, with Ilex aquifolium, Daphne laureola, Crataegus monogyna and Prunus spinosa (Pal. 41.186).
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9210)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Favourable|
|Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Mediterranean - Favourable|
|Natura 2000 sites||326 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 2007-2012 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|
|Betula pendula||Flowering Plants|
|Crataegus monogyna||Flowering Plants|
|Daphne laureola||Flowering Plants|
|Ilex aquifolium||Flowering Plants|
|Populus tremula||Flowering Plants|
|Prunus spinosa||Flowering Plants|
|Sorbus aucuparia||Flowering Plants|