Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods
Woods dominated by Taxus baccata, often with Ilex aquifolium, of very local occurrence. This habitat type may have two origins: senescent phase of a beech wood or beech-fir wood, made up of clusters of Taxus after the fall of the tall species, surrounded by layered stands of beech-yew; residual Taxus stand with disappearance of the tall species, both above and in the proximity of Taxus.
Pal. 42.A72 Corsican yew woods: Formations of Taxus baccata, Ilex aquifolium, Buxus sempervirens restricted to cool, montane areas in the Tenda range, the San Pedrone range and the Cap Corse mountains.
Pal. 42.A73 Sardinian yew woods: Taxus baccata and Ilex aquifolium woods of the Catena del Marghine and the Mount Limbara system.
In the north and centre of Portugal there are Taxus baccata relicts, sometimes in small isolated formations (Serras do Gerês and Estrela), that may be included in this habitat type.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9580)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Atlantic - Poor|
|Mediterranean - Poor|
|Natura 2000 sites||117 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|
|Buxus sempervirens||Flowering Plants|
|Ilex aquifolium||Flowering Plants|
|Mercurialis perennis||Flowering Plants|
|Sorbus aria||Flowering Plants|