Pteridium aquilinum fields

English name: Bracken fields

Description (English)

Atlantic, sub-Atlantic, sub-Mediterranean and Macaronesian communities dominated by the large fern Pteridium aquilinum, extensive and often closed.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.86 Bracken fields same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 C1 Bracken same
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U20 Pteridium aquilinum-Galium saxatile community overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.2.5 Mégaphorbiaie à Pteridium aquilinum narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.3 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.6 Pteridium aquilinum fields same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.5 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.86 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.86 Bracken fields same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.86   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.86   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.86   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.86   same
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