Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests

Description (English)

Quercus petraea forests of extremely acid substrates and warm humid climates of the basins of the Drava and Sava in Slovenia, Croatia, northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, including the Mecsek hills of southern Hungary, in which Castanea sativa plays an exceptionally important role. Their canopy is extremely mixed, including, in addition to the two species already mentioned, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica, Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer campestre, Sorbus torminalis, Fraxinus ornus, Prunus avium, Malus sylvestris, Tilia platyphyllos, Tilia cordata, Populus tremula. The understorey comprises a combination of acidophilous, thermophilous and Fagetalia species among which Rubus hirtus, Melampyrum pratense, Pteridium aquilinum, Veronica officinalis, Genista tinctoria, Luzula luzuloides, Hieracium umbellatum, Lathyrus montanus, Vaccinium myrtillus, Calluna vulgaris, Lembotropis nigricans, Chamaecytisus supinus, Viola reichenbachiana, Aposeris foetida, Euphorbia dulcis, Primula vulgaris, Helleborus dumetorum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1B7332

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
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