Central European slow river ash-alder forests

Description (English)

Alnus glutinosa-Fraxinus excelsior forests of large valleys of lowland slow and even-flowing Central European rivers, south to the Illyrian region, often extensive, and capable of occupying floodplains well beyond the riparian gallery, progressively richer in Quercus robur and Carpinion species towards the exterior. The undergrowth includes, besides Prunus padus, Humulus lupulus, Rubus idaeus, Rubus caesius, Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum, Sambucus nigra, Aegopodium podagraria, Peucedanum palustre, Glyceria maxima, Iris pseudacorus, Carex acutiformis, Carex riparia, Phalaris arundinacea, Filipendula ulmaria, Cirsium oleraceum, Cirsium palustre.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T121311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
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