EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T1 - Deciduous broadleaved forest > T14 - Mediterranean and Macaronesian riparian forest

Mediterranean and Macaronesian riparian forest

Description (English)

Deciduous broadleaved forest, most commonly dominated by poplars (Populus), willows (Salix) or oriental plane (Platanus orientalis), on periodically flooded alluvia or gravel terraces and streamsides in humid localities in the Mediterranean and Macaronesia. Also includes streamside forests with Rhododendron ponticum and Betula pendula var. fontqueri in Spain.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T14
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 Platanus orientalis
Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Arundo donax
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Vinca difformis
Flowering Plants Vitis vinifera
Flowering Plants Oenanthe crocata
Flowering Plants Arum italicum
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Scrophularia scorodonia
Flowering Plants Melissa officinalis
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Dorycnium rectum
Flowering Plants Salix pedicellata
Flowering Plants Rubus sanctus
Flowering Plants Ficus carica
Flowering Plants Flueggea tinctoria
Flowering Plants Dioscorea communis
Flowering Plants Carex pendula

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
Platanus orientalis Flowering Plants
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Arundo donax Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Vinca difformis Flowering Plants
Vitis vinifera Flowering Plants
Oenanthe crocata Flowering Plants
Arum italicum Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Scrophularia scorodonia Flowering Plants
Melissa officinalis Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Dorycnium rectum Flowering Plants
Salix pedicellata Flowering Plants
Rubus sanctus Flowering Plants
Ficus carica Flowering Plants
Flueggea tinctoria Flowering Plants
Dioscorea communis Flowering Plants
Carex pendula Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Dioscorea communis
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Platanus orientalis
Flowering Plants Nerium oleander
Flowering Plants Arum italicum
Flowering Plants Smilax aspera
Flowering Plants Scirpoides holoschoenus
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Oenanthe crocata
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Vitis vinifera
Flowering Plants Rubia peregrina
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Galium aparine

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
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Dioscorea communis Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Platanus orientalis Flowering Plants
Nerium oleander Flowering Plants
Arum italicum Flowering Plants
Smilax aspera Flowering Plants
Scirpoides holoschoenus Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Oenanthe crocata Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Vitis vinifera Flowering Plants
Rubia peregrina Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Platanus orientalis
Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Populus alba
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Populus nigra
Flowering Plants Salix alba

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
Platanus orientalis Flowering Plants
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Populus alba Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Populus nigra Flowering Plants
Salix alba Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.3 Mediterranean riparian woodland same
European Red List of Habitats G1.3 Mediterranean and Macaronesian riparian woodland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.3 Mediterranean riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.3 Mediterranean Populus, Fraxinus, Ulmus and related riparian woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.3 Mediterranean riverine woodland and thickets same
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