Northwestern Iberian xerophile Fagus forests

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica forests of relatively low precipitation zones of the southern ranges of the Pais Vasco and of superficially dry calcareous soils of the Cordillera Cantabrica, with Brachypodium pinnatum ssp. rupestre, Sesleria argentea ssp. hispanica, Carex brevicollis, Carex ornithopoda, Carex sempervirens, Carex caudata, Cephalanthera damasonium, Cephalanthera longifolia, Epipactis helleborine, Epipactis microphylla, Neottia nidus-avis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-742

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex brevicollis
Flowering Plants Carex ornithopoda
Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Cephalanthera damasonium
Flowering Plants Cephalanthera longifolia
Flowering Plants Epipactis helleborine
Flowering Plants Epipactis microphylla
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Neottia nidus-avis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex brevicollis Flowering Plants
Carex ornithopoda Flowering Plants
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Cephalanthera damasonium Flowering Plants
Cephalanthera longifolia Flowering Plants
Epipactis helleborine Flowering Plants
Epipactis microphylla Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Neottia nidus-avis 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) G1.662 Northwestern Iberian xerophile beech woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.662 Northwestern Iberian xerophile beech woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.662 Northwestern Iberian xerophile beech woods same
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