Birch block forests

English name: Birch block forests

Description (English)

Birch stands, mostly of Betula pubescens (Betula carpatica, Betula tortuosa), occupying, in the Alps, the Jura and the Hercynian ranges, cold stations on cliff-base rocky screes and boulder-falls through which cold air flows.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.9132

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula carpatica
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Betula tortuosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula carpatica Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Betula tortuosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.B32 Birch block forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.9132 Birch block forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.9132 Birch block forests same
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