Central European slow river ash-alder forests

Description (English)

Alnus glutinosa-Fraxinus excelsior forests of large valleys of lowland slow and even-flowing Central European rivers, south to the Illyrian region, often extensive, and capable of occupying floodplains well beyond the riparian gallery, progressively richer in Quercus robur and Carpinion species towards the exterior. The undergrowth includes, besides Prunus padus, Humulus lupulus, Rubus idaeus, Rubus caesius, Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum, Sambucus nigra, Aegopodium podagraria, Peucedanum palustre, Glyceria maxima, Iris pseudacorus, Carex acutiformis, Carex riparia, Phalaris arundinacea, Filipendula ulmaria, Cirsium oleraceum, Cirsium palustre.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-21311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Carex acutiformis
Flowering Plants Carex riparia
Flowering Plants Cirsium oleraceum
Flowering Plants Cirsium palustre
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Glyceria maxima
Flowering Plants Humulus lupulus
Flowering Plants Iris pseudacorus
Flowering Plants Peucedanum palustre
Flowering Plants Phalaris arundinacea
Flowering Plants Prunus padus
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Ribes nigrum
Flowering Plants Ribes rubrum
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Carex acutiformis Flowering Plants
Carex riparia Flowering Plants
Cirsium oleraceum Flowering Plants
Cirsium palustre Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Glyceria maxima Flowering Plants
Humulus lupulus Flowering Plants
Iris pseudacorus Flowering Plants
Peucedanum palustre Flowering Plants
Phalaris arundinacea Flowering Plants
Prunus padus Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Ribes nigrum Flowering Plants
Ribes rubrum Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra 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) G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.21311 Central European slow river ash-alder woods same
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