Illyrian coastal Fagus forests

Description (English)

Thermophilous Fagus sylvatica forests forming, between Mediterranean Ostrya forests and montane beech forests, a sublittoral belt, stretching from Istria to Albania, and characterized by the massive occurrence of Sesleria autumnalis and the presence of many Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean species, including Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia, Acer obtusatum, Quercus pubescens, Sorbus aria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-7A21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer obtusatum
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Sesleria autumnalis
Flowering Plants Sorbus aria
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer obtusatum Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Sesleria autumnalis Flowering Plants
Sorbus aria 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) G1.6C31 Illyrian coastal beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.6C31 Illyrian coastal beech forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.6C31 Illyrian coastal beech forests same
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