Quercus suber forests
West-Mediterranean silicicolous forests dominated by Quercus suber, usually more thermophile and hygrophile than Pal. 45.3.
Pal. 45.21 Tyrrhenian cork-oak forests:
Mostly meso-Mediterranean Quercus suber forests of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, France and northeastern Spain. They are most often degraded to arborescent matorral (Pal. 32.11).
Pal. 45.22 South-western Iberian cork-oak forests:
Quercus suber forests, often with Quercus faginea or Quercus canariensis, of the south-western quadrant of the Iberian peninsula.
Pal. 45.23 North-western Iberian cork-oak forests:
Very local, exiguous Quercus suber enclaves in the Quercus pyrenaica forest area of the valleys of the Sil and of the Mino (Galicia).
Pal. 45.24 Aquitanian cork-oak woodland:
Isolated Quercus suber-dominated stands occurring either as a facies of dunal pine-cork oak forests or in a very limited area of the eastern Landes.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9330)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Atlantic - Poor|
|Mediterranean - Bad|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||323 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|
|Quercus canariensis||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus faginea||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus pyrenaica||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus suber||Flowering Plants|