Illyrian subalpine beech forests

English name: Illyrian subalpine beech forests

Description (English)

Local Fagus sylvatica forests of the tree-limit in the upper montane or subalpine level of the high Dinarides, with extremely limited outliers in the southeastern Alps, not forming a clear belt, contrary to more western formations of the Aceri-Fagion, though, like them, characterized by the frequent admixture of Acer pseudoplatanus in the canopy and of Adenostyletalia megaphorb species in the understorey. Acer heldreichii, Sorbus chamaemespilus, Salix appendiculata, Myrrhis odorata, Cicerbita alpina, Aconitum paniculatum, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Petasites albus, Stellaria nemorum are noteworthy accompaniers.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.6C4
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

Flowering Plants Acer heldreichii
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Aconitum paniculatum
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Cicerbita alpina
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Myrrhis odorata
Flowering Plants Petasites albus
Flowering Plants Salix appendiculata
Flowering Plants Sorbus chamaemespilus
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer heldreichii Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Aconitum paniculatum Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Cicerbita alpina Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Myrrhis odorata Flowering Plants
Petasites albus Flowering Plants
Salix appendiculata Flowering Plants
Sorbus chamaemespilus Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.1C4 Illyrian subalpine beech forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.6C4 Illyrian subalpine beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.6C4 Illyrian subalpine beech forests same
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