Calcicline ash-sycamore ravine forests

Description (English)

Atlantic and medio-European collinar and submontane forests of Fraxinus excelsior, Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer platanoides, Ulmus glabra, Tilia platyphyllos, Fagus sylvatica, on unstable scree or colluvions of abrupt, shady and humid slopes, with a very complete ensemble of typical ravine forest species, including Asplenium scolopendrium, Actaea spicata, Lunaria rediviva, Helleborus viridis, Lamiastrum galeobdolon ssp. montanum, accompanied by calciphile species and particularly by calciphile ferns. They are characteristic of the hills, low mountains and plateaux associated with the Hercynian ranges, the Jura, the Northern Carpathians, the Alps, the hills of the Pannonic plain, within the range of the Fagion medio-europaeum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1F11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Asplenium scolopendrium
Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Actaea spicata
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Helleborus viridis
Flowering Plants Lamiastrum galeobdolon
Flowering Plants Lunaria rediviva
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asplenium scolopendrium Ferns
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Actaea spicata Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Helleborus viridis Flowering Plants
Lamiastrum galeobdolon Flowering Plants
Lunaria rediviva Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.A411 Calcicline ash-sycamore ravine 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.A411 Calcicline ash-sycamore ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A411 Calcicline ash-sycamore ravine forests same
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