Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests

English name: Medio-European neutrophile beech forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica and, in higher mountains, Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba or Fagus sylvatica-Abies alba-Picea abies forests developed on neutral or near-neutral soils, with mild humus (mull), of the medio-European and Atlantic domaines of Western Europe and of central and northern Central Europe, characterised by a strong representation of species belonging to the ecological groups of Anemone nemorosa, of Lamium galeobdolon, of Carex pilosa, of Galium odoratum and Melica uniflora and, in mountains, various Dentaria spp., forming a richer and more abundant herb layer than in the forests of units G1.61 and G1.62. Vegetation of alliance Fagion, suballiance Eu-Fagenion.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.63
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
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Anemone nemorosa
Flowering Plants Carex pilosa
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Galium odoratum
Flowering Plants Lamium galeobdolon
Flowering Plants Melica uniflora
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Picea abies Conifers
Anemone nemorosa Flowering Plants
Carex pilosa Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Galium odoratum Flowering Plants
Lamium galeobdolon Flowering Plants
Melica uniflora Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.13 Medio-European neutrophile beech forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 12 Lowland and submontane beech forests overlap
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 13 Montane beech and mixed beech-fir-spruce forest overlap
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.2.2 Beech forest of low herb type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.2.3 Beech forest of tall herb type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W12 Fagus sylvatica-Mercurialis perennis woodland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.2.4 Hêtraie mésophile de l'étage montagnard inférieur narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.2.3 Hêtraie mésophile de basse altitude narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 L5.1 KVĚTNATÉ BUČINY (Herb-rich beech forests) same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2113500 Bukové kvetnaté lesy podhorské n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2113400 Bukové a jedlové kvetnaté lesy n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.63 Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.63 Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.63 Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.63 Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.63 Medio-European neutrophile Fagus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.73 Medio-European neutrophile beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.13 Medio-European neutrophile beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.13 Medio-European neutrophile beech forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.13   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.13   same
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