Alnus cordata forest

Description (English)

Temperate non-riparian, non-marshy forest dominated by Italian alder (Alnus cordata).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1G

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Alnus cordata
Ferns Polystichum setiferum
Flowering Plants Anemone apennina
Flowering Plants Ranunculus lanuginosus
Flowering Plants Lamium flexuosum
Flowering Plants Arisarum proboscideum
Flowering Plants Geranium versicolor
Flowering Plants Lathyrus venetus
Flowering Plants Potentilla micrantha
Flowering Plants Crepis leontodontoides
Flowering Plants Helleborus lividus
Flowering Plants Hypericum hircinum
Flowering Plants Stachys sylvatica
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Festuca heterophylla
Flowering Plants Colchicum neapolitanum
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum temulum
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Allium pendulinum

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
Alnus cordata Flowering Plants
Polystichum setiferum Ferns
Anemone apennina Flowering Plants
Ranunculus lanuginosus Flowering Plants
Lamium flexuosum Flowering Plants
Arisarum proboscideum Flowering Plants
Geranium versicolor Flowering Plants
Lathyrus venetus Flowering Plants
Potentilla micrantha Flowering Plants
Crepis leontodontoides Flowering Plants
Helleborus lividus Flowering Plants
Hypericum hircinum Flowering Plants
Stachys sylvatica Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Festuca heterophylla Flowering Plants
Colchicum neapolitanum Flowering Plants
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum temulum Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Allium pendulinum Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Alnus cordata
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Geranium robertianum
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Ferns Polystichum setiferum
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Crataegus monogyna
Flowering Plants Viola reichenbachiana
Flowering Plants Ranunculus lanuginosus
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Stachys sylvatica
Flowering Plants Lactuca muralis
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Fragaria vesca
Flowering Plants Festuca heterophylla
Flowering Plants Stellaria media
Flowering Plants Potentilla micrantha
Flowering Plants Geum urbanum

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
Alnus cordata Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Geranium robertianum Flowering Plants
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Polystichum setiferum Ferns
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Crataegus monogyna Flowering Plants
Viola reichenbachiana Flowering Plants
Ranunculus lanuginosus Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Stachys sylvatica Flowering Plants
Lactuca muralis Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Fragaria vesca Flowering Plants
Festuca heterophylla Flowering Plants
Stellaria media Flowering Plants
Potentilla micrantha Flowering Plants
Geum urbanum Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Alnus cordata
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Rubus ulmifolius
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Ranunculus lanuginosus

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
Alnus cordata Flowering Plants
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Rubus ulmifolius Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Ranunculus lanuginosus Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.B1 Alnus cordata woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.B Non-riverine Alnus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.B1 Alnus cordata woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.B Non-riverine Alnus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.B Non-riverine Alnus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.B1 Alnus cordata woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.B Non-riverine Alnus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.B1 Alnus cordata woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.921 Alnus cordata woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.92 Non-riverine Alnus woodland not on marshy terrain same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.D1 Alder woodland, non-riverine and not on marshy terrain same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.D11 Alnus cordata woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.C1 Alnus cordata woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.C Alder woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.C Alder woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.C1 Alnus cordata woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.C   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.C1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.C   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.C1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.C1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.C   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.C1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.C   same
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