Liguro-Insubrian Castanea sativa forests

English name: Liguro-Insubrian chestnut forests

Description (English)

Castanea sativa-dominated forests and naturalised plantations of the collinar level of the southern slope of the Alps of Italy and southern Switzerland, with a cortège characteristic of medio-European acidophilous oak forests; resulting from ancient introductions, they are particularly abundant on the margins of the Piedmont plains, where they constitute, in some valleys, an almost continuous forest mantle, extending up to 800 m, sometimes 1000 m, and in the Insubrian region. They occur more sparsely west to the Ligurian Alps.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.7D5
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.7)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.95 Liguro-Insubrian chestnut forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7D5 Liguro-Insubrian Castanea sativa forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7D5 Liguro-Insubrian Castanea sativa forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.7D5 Liguro-Insubrian Castanea sativa forests same
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