EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T1 - Deciduous broadleaved forest > T11 - Temperate Salix and Populus riparian forest

Temperate Salix and Populus riparian forest

Description (English)

Riparian forests dominated by willows (Salix spp.) and poplars (Populus spp.) of periodically-inundated terraces and shoals with deposition of nutrient-rich alluvium in the active floodplains of rivers through the lowlands of the temperate, submediterranean and steppe zones of Europe.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T11
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Humulus lupulus
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Phalaroides arundinacea
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Glechoma hederacea
Flowering Plants Impatiens glandulifera
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Symphytum officinale
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Humulus lupulus Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Phalaroides arundinacea Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Glechoma hederacea Flowering Plants
Impatiens glandulifera Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Symphytum officinale Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Phalaroides arundinacea
Flowering Plants Glechoma hederacea
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Humulus lupulus
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Symphytum officinale
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Phalaroides arundinacea Flowering Plants
Glechoma hederacea Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Humulus lupulus Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Symphytum officinale Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salix alba
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Phalaroides arundinacea

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix alba Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Phalaroides arundinacea Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
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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