Apennine beech forests with Abies alba and beech forests with Abies nebrodensis
Beech forests of the hill level, on sites colder than those of Pal. 41.181, highly fragmented and harbouring many endemics, with Abies alba and Abies nebrodensis (Geranio nodosi-Fagion, Geranio striati-Fagion). 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); isolated beech forests of Mount Etna, at the southern limit of the range of the species (Pal. 41.187).
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9220)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Continental - Good|
|Mediterranean - Good|
|Natura 2000 sites||111 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|
|Crataegus monogyna||Flowering Plants|
|Daphne laureola||Flowering Plants|
|Fagus sylvatica||Flowering Plants|
|Ilex aquifolium||Flowering Plants|
|Prunus spinosa||Flowering Plants|