Moesian beech forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica or Fagus moesiaca forests of the Balkan Range, the southern Dinarides, the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, the Pelagonids and the Rhodopids of the alliance Doronico orientalis-Fagion moesiaci (syn Fagion moesiacum). Fagus sylvatica is accompanied, at the higher altitudes and latitudes, by Abies alba and Picea abies. The forests have, even in the south of their range, a pronounced medio-European character, marked by the frequency of species such as Acer pseudoplatanus, Quercus petraea, Fragaria vesca & Oxalis acetosella.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 91W0)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 50 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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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

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Allium ursinum
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis arundinacea
Flowering Plants Cardamine bulbifera
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Fagus moesiaca
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fragaria vesca
Flowering Plants Galium odoratum
Flowering Plants Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Flowering Plants Lerchenfeldia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Lunaria rediviva
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Flowering Plants Luzula sylvatica
Flowering Plants Mercurialis perennis
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Prenanthes purpurea
Flowering Plants Pulmonaria rubra
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Symphytum tuberosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Allium ursinum Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis arundinacea Flowering Plants
Cardamine bulbifera Flowering Plants
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Fagus moesiaca Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fragaria vesca Flowering Plants
Galium odoratum Flowering Plants
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Flowering Plants
Lerchenfeldia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Lunaria rediviva Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Luzula sylvatica Flowering Plants
Mercurialis perennis Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Prenanthes purpurea Flowering Plants
Pulmonaria rubra Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Symphytum tuberosum Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
BG0000113 Bulgaria Vitosha Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
BG0000136 Bulgaria Reka Gorna Luda Kamchia Map
BG0000149 Bulgaria Rishki prohod Map
BG0000164 Bulgaria Sinite kamani Map
BG0000166 Bulgaria Vrachanski Balkan Map
BG0000167 Bulgaria Belasitsa Map
BG0000190 Bulgaria Vitata stena Map
BG0000214 Bulgaria Dryanovski manastir Map
BG0000224 Bulgaria Ograzhden - Maleshevo Map
BG0000263 Bulgaria Skalsko Map
BG0000279 Bulgaria Stara reka Map
BG0000281 Bulgaria Reka Belitsa Map
BG0000282 Bulgaria Dryanovska reka Map
BG0000294 Bulgaria Karshalevo Map
BG0000298 Bulgaria Konyavska planina Map
BG0000301 Bulgaria Cherni rid Map
BG0000304 Bulgaria Golak Map
BG0000308 Bulgaria Verila Map
BG0000313 Bulgaria Ruy Map
BG0000339 Bulgaria Rabrovo Map
BG0000372 Bulgaria Tsigansko gradishte Map
BG0000374 Bulgaria Bebresh Map
BG0000393 Bulgaria Ekokoridor Kamchia - Emine Map
BG0000399 Bulgaria Bulgarka Map
BG0000432 Bulgaria Golyama reka Map
BG0000494 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan Map
BG0000522 Bulgaria Vidinski park Map
BG0000523 Bulgaria Shishentsi Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
BG0000616 Bulgaria Mikre Map
BG0001011 Bulgaria Osogovska planina Map
BG0001012 Bulgaria Zemen Map
BG0001013 Bulgaria Skrino Map
BG0001017 Bulgaria Karvav kamak Map
BG0001021 Bulgaria Reka Mesta Map
BG0001022 Bulgaria Oranovski prolom - Leshko Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
BG0001031 Bulgaria Rodopi - Sredni Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0001039 Bulgaria Popintsi Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
BG0001042 Bulgaria Iskarski prolom - Rzhana Map
BG0001043 Bulgaria Etropole - Baylovo Map
BG0001307 Bulgaria Plana Map
BG0001386 Bulgaria Yadenitsa Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
BG0001493 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan - bufer Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.69 Moesian Fagus forests same

Other resources

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