Pannonic limestone Fagus forests

Description (English)

Low forests of Fagus sylvatica, not exceeding 12-15 metres in height, on shallow soils, usually of steep slopes, of the mid- and peri-Pannonic Bükk and Pilis hills, with an herb layer characterized by the endemic Sesleria heuflerana ssp. hungarica, Calamagrostis varia, Phyteuma spicatum, and the presence of xerophilous oak forest species, of orchids and rare species, including Cypripedium calceolus and Allium victorialis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-7415

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Allium victorialis
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis varia
Flowering Plants Cypripedium calceolus
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Phyteuma spicatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Allium victorialis Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis varia Flowering Plants
Cypripedium calceolus Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Phyteuma spicatum 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) G1.6615 Pannonic limestone beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.6615 Pannonic limestone beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.6615 Pannonic limestone beech forests same
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