EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > G - Woodland, forest and other wooded land > G1 - Broadleaved deciduous woodland > G1.1 - Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix

Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix

English name: Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant alder, birch, poplar or willow

Description (English)

Riparian woods of the boreal, boreo-nemoral, nemoral and submediterranean and steppe zones, with one or few dominant species, typically Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix. Includes woods dominated by narrow-leaved willows Salix alba, Salix elaeagnos, Salix purpurea, Salix viminalis in all zones including the mediterranean. Excludes riverine scrub of broad-leaved willows, e.g. Salix aurita, Salix cinerea, Salix pentandra (F9.1).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.1
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Salix aurita
Flowering Plants Salix cinerea
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Salix pentandra
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Salix aurita Flowering Plants
Salix cinerea Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Salix pentandra Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Xf Freshwater, tree-dominated wetlands wider
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment ? Not found in FTBA classification not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A111 Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 4 Wet woodland wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W6 Alnus glutinosa-Urtica dioica woodland not defined
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.1.2 Saulaie blanche narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.1.3 Aulnaie alluviale narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.1 Riparian and gallery woodland, with dominant Alnus, Betula, Populus or Salix same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.1 Riparian Salix, Alnus and Betula woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.1 Riparian woodland with Salix, Alnus or Betula same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.1 Gallery forests with willow, alder or birch same
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