Blackthorn-bramble scrub

Description (English)

Mesophile, often luxuriant, shrub communities of Western Europe and western and northern Central Europe east to Poland, northern Moldavia, Slovakia and Austria, characteristic of Carpinion forest edges and substitution formations with, among others, Prunus spinosa, Carpinus betulus, Crataegus spp., Sambucus nigra, Rosa spp., Viburnum opulus, Rubus spp. Included are species-poor Prunus spinosa thickets, such as British Prunus spinosa-Rubus fruticosus scrub and corresponding mainland formations with Rubus fruticosus, Rubus elegantispinosus, Rubus bifrons, Rubus armeniacus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-511

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Prunus spinosa
Flowering Plants Rubus armeniacus
Flowering Plants Rubus bifrons
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Viburnum opulus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Prunus spinosa Flowering Plants
Rubus armeniacus Flowering Plants
Rubus bifrons Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Viburnum opulus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.111 Blackthorn-bramble scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.111 Blackthorn-bramble scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.111 Blackthorn-bramble scrub same
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