Central European slow river floodplain woods

English name: Central European slow river floodplain woods

Description (English)

Central European riverine and floodplain woods of valleys of lowland, often small, slow and even-flowing rivers, usually dominated by Fraxinus excelsior and/or Alnus glutinosa, sometimes with Picea abies, Quercus robur, Fagus sylvatica, with a rich undergrowth of tall herbs and shrubs. They may extend far into the floodplain, becoming progressively richer in Quercus robur and Carpinion species away from the stream or from low-lying areas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.2131
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.21)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Quercus robur Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.331 Central European slow river floodplain woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.2131 Central European slow river floodplain woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.2131 Central European slow river floodplain woods same
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