Western Quercus pubescens forests and related communities

Description (English)

Quercus pubescens forests and woods of the supra-Mediterranean zone of France, west of the Alpine arc, and of northeastern Spain, with irradiations to southern Germany and Belgium. Low medio-European forests of Quercus petraea or Quercus robur occupying warm exposures beyond the range of Quercus pubescens and linked to the Quercion pubescenti-petraeae by the presence of Buxus sempervirens or other thermophile calcicolous plants, including Limodorum abortivum, Melittis melissophyllum. In the Carpathians they are represented by the alliance Genisto germanicae-Quercion with species Avenella flexuosa, Calluna vulgaris, Festuca ovina, Genista spp., Luzula luzuloides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-91

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Limodorum abortivum
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Flowering Plants Melittis melissophyllum
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Limodorum abortivum Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Melittis melissophyllum Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Quercus robur 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) G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.71 Western Quercus pubescens woods and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.921 Western white oak woods and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.71 Western white oak woods and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.71 Western white oak woods and related communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.71   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.71   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.71   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.71   same
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