Hygrophile Pyrenean beech forests

English name: Hygrophile Pyrenean beech forests

Description (English)

Humid montane beech and beech-fir (G4.6) forests on neutral soils with mild humus (mull) of the western Pyrenees, characterized by the vernal bloom of Scilla lilio-hyacinthus and Lathraea clandestina and by a summer cover rich in ferns (Athyrium filix-femina, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Asplenium scolopendrium, Dryopteris spp., Polystichum spp.) and species of the ecological group of Melica uniflora and Galium odoratum; they are locally represented in the eastern Pyrenees and the Montes Olositanicos.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.641
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.6)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Asplenium scolopendrium
Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Flowering Plants Galium odoratum
Ferns Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Flowering Plants Lathraea clandestina
Flowering Plants Melica uniflora
Flowering Plants Scilla lilio-hyacinthus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asplenium scolopendrium Ferns
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Galium odoratum Flowering Plants
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Ferns
Lathraea clandestina Flowering Plants
Melica uniflora Flowering Plants
Scilla lilio-hyacinthus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.141 Hygrophile Pyrenean beech forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.641 Hygrophile Pyrenean beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.641 Hygrophile Pyrenean beech forests same
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