Western Hercynian woodrush-hawksbeard oak forests

English name: Western Hercynian woodrush-hawksbeard oak forests

Description (English)

Acidophilous Quercus petraea forests of the western Hercynian ranges and their periphery, developed on dry, sandy or stony shallow soils, or as substitution forests of Luzulo-Fagion beech forests, in the collinar and submontane level of the Vosges, the Black Forest, the Palatinate hills, the Kraischgau and Neckar hills, the Odenwald, the Spessart, the Rhenish Schist Ranges including the Ardenne-Eifel, the hills of Westphalia and southern Lower Saxony, the hills and plateaux of Lorraine, Champagne and Burgundy, the eastern Morvan, with a shrub layer comprising Sorbus aucuparia, Frangula alnus, often Ilex aquifolium, and an herb layer that includes Luzula luzuloides, Teucrium scorodonia, Deschampsia flexuosa, Hieracium sabaudum, Hieracium laevigatum, Hieracium lachenalii, Hieracium silvaticum, Hieracium glaucinum, Hieracium umbellatum, Hypericum pulchrum, Lathyrus linifolius.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.8711
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.8)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Hieracium glaucinum
Flowering Plants Hieracium lachenalii
Flowering Plants Hieracium laevigatum
Flowering Plants Hieracium sabaudum
Flowering Plants Hieracium silvaticum
Flowering Plants Hieracium umbellatum
Flowering Plants Hypericum pulchrum
Flowering Plants Ilex aquifolium
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Teucrium scorodonia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Hieracium glaucinum Flowering Plants
Hieracium lachenalii Flowering Plants
Hieracium laevigatum Flowering Plants
Hieracium sabaudum Flowering Plants
Hieracium silvaticum Flowering Plants
Hieracium umbellatum Flowering Plants
Hypericum pulchrum Flowering Plants
Ilex aquifolium Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Teucrium scorodonia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.5711 Western Hercynian woodrush-hawksbeard oak forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.8711 Western Hercynian woodrush-hawksbeard oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.8711 Western Hercynian woodrush-hawksbeard oak forests same
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