Quercus frainetto woods

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica or Fagus moesiaca forests, more thermophile than those of Pal. 41.19 and 41.1A, occurring in the transition zone between the supra-Mediterranean and montane levels, characterised by the presence of numerous species of the Quercion frainetto.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 9280)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Favourable
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 26 are designated for this habitat type


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Conservation status

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.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Fagus moesiaca
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Quercus frainetto
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Fagus moesiaca Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Quercus frainetto Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.6B Mediterraneo-Moesian Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.6 Fagus woodland narrower
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