Northern Iberian Alnus galleries

Description (English)

Riparian alder or ash-alder woods of collinar and montane streams of the northern Iberian peninsula, with a pronounced medio-European influence marked in particular by the presence of Fraxinus excelsior (and not Fraxinus angustifolia). They are characteristic of streams originating in the Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Cordillera, the Northern Galician mountains and the Catalonian ranges. The canopy may include Ulmus glabra, Quercus robur and tall willows; the undergrowth contains Sambucus nigra, Corylus avellana, Cornus sanguinea, Rubus caesius, Carex pendula, Carex remota, Festuca gigantea, Bromus ramosus, Lathraea clandestina, Circaea lutetiana, Hypericum androsaemum, Solanum dulcamara, Valeriana pyrenaica, Lysimachia nemorum, Saxifraga hirsuta, Galanthus nivalis, Athyrium filix-femina, Dryopteris dilatata, Osmunda regalis, Equisetum telmateia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-214

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Flowering Plants Bromus ramosus
Flowering Plants Carex pendula
Flowering Plants Carex remota
Flowering Plants Circaea lutetiana
Flowering Plants Cornus sanguinea
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Ferns Dryopteris dilatata
Ferns Equisetum telmateia
Flowering Plants Festuca gigantea
Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Galanthus nivalis
Flowering Plants Hypericum androsaemum
Flowering Plants Lathraea clandestina
Flowering Plants Lysimachia nemorum
Ferns Osmunda regalis
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Saxifraga hirsuta
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Flowering Plants Valeriana pyrenaica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Bromus ramosus Flowering Plants
Carex pendula Flowering Plants
Carex remota Flowering Plants
Circaea lutetiana Flowering Plants
Cornus sanguinea Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Dryopteris dilatata Ferns
Equisetum telmateia Ferns
Festuca gigantea Flowering Plants
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Galanthus nivalis Flowering Plants
Hypericum androsaemum Flowering Plants
Lathraea clandestina Flowering Plants
Lysimachia nemorum Flowering Plants
Osmunda regalis Ferns
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Saxifraga hirsuta Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra Flowering Plants
Valeriana pyrenaica 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) G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.214 Northern Iberian Alnus galleries same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.414 Northern Iberian alder galleries same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.34 Northern Iberian alder galleries same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.34 Northern Iberian alder galleries same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.34   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.34   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.34   same
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