Illyrian snow-flake ash-oak forests

Description (English)

Riverine forests of the Illyrian region, in the Sava and Drava basins, with irradiations in the karst region of northeastern Italy and in the western Balkan peninsula, characteristic of areas with long inundation, dominated by Fraxinus angustifolia, associated with Alnus glutinosa in high groundwater depressions away from the water course. Quercus robur and Ulmus minor participate in the major tree layer. The undergrowth is characterized by an abundance of Leucojum aestivum, the presence of Cardamine pratensis ssp. dentata, Urtica radicans and, in the alder-ash stands, Frangula alnus, Dryopteris carthusiana, Filipendula ulmaria, Valeriana dioica. Particularly wet areas harbour Hottonia palustris, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae and other standing water species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-31311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Dryopteris carthusiana
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Fraxinus angustifolia
Flowering Plants Hottonia palustris
Flowering Plants Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Flowering Plants Leucojum aestivum
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Ulmus minor
Flowering Plants Valeriana dioica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Dryopteris carthusiana Ferns
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Fraxinus angustifolia Flowering Plants
Hottonia palustris Flowering Plants
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Flowering Plants
Leucojum aestivum Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Ulmus minor Flowering Plants
Valeriana dioica 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) G1.22311 Illyrian snow-flake ash-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.22311 Illyrian snow-flake ash-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.22311 Illyrian snow-flake ash-oak forests same
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