Submontane Hercynian stream ash-alder forests

Description (English)

Herb-rich Alnus glutinosa- or Fraxinus excelsior and Alnus glutinosa- dominated galleries of more montane affinities than those of the Stellario-Alnetum, paralleling the Alnetum incanae in mountainous country away from the Alps and the main Carpathian ranges, in particular in and around the great Hercynian ranges of the Bohemian Quadrangle, north to the Silesian lowlands. Alnus incana is sometimes present; common in, or characteristic of the undergrowth are Stellaria nemorum, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Crepis paludosa, Aegopodium podagraria, Rubus idaeus, and, in some of the local variants, Astrantia major, Aruncus sylvestris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-2122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Alnus incana
Flowering Plants Aruncus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Astrantia major
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Crepis paludosa
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Alnus incana Flowering Plants
Aruncus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Astrantia major Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Crepis paludosa Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum 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) G1.2122 Submontane Hercynian stream ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.2122 Submontane Hercynian stream ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.2122 Submontane Hercynian stream ash-alder woods same
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