Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests

English name: Medio-European acidophilous beech forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica and, in higher mountains, Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba or Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba-Picea abies forests developed on acid soils of the medio-European domaine of central and northern Central Europe, with Luzula luzuloides, Polytrichum formosum and often Deschampsia flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa, Calamagrostis arundinacea, Vaccinium myrtillus, Pteridium aquilinum and other species from sub-alliance Luzulo-Fagenion.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.61
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.6)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis arundinacea
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis villosa
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Conifers Picea abies
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum formosum
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Calamagrostis arundinacea Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis villosa Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Polytrichum formosum Mosses & Liverworts
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.11 Medio-European acidophilous beech forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 13 Montane beech and mixed beech-fir-spruce forest wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.2.2 Hêtraie acidophile same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 L5.4 ACIDOFILNÍ BUČINY (Acidophilous beech forests) same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2113700 Bukové kyslomilné lesy horské n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2113600 Bukovo kyslomilne lesy podhorské n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.61 Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.61 Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.61 Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.61 Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.61 Medio-European acidophilous Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.71 Medio-European acidophilous beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.11 Medio-European acidophilous beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.11 Medio-European acidophilous beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.11   same
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