Illyrian spring heath hop-hornbeam forests

Description (English)

Ostrya carpinifolia woods of generally steep dolomite or limestone slopes and screes of the Carpinion illyricum region of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, extending north to Austria in the Drava basin, the Karawanken and, very locally, the middle Inn Valley, with Fraxinus ornus, Sorbus aria, Acer obtusatum, a rich shrub layer formed by Viburnum lantana, Juniperus communis, Berberis vulgaris, Rosa spp., Amelanchier ovalis, Clematis vitalba and an herb layer dominated by Sesleria albicans and Carex humilis on rocky slopes, by Erica herbacea (Erica carnea) on scree slopes; Helleborus niger ssp. macranthus is often abundant and Daphne blagayana is notable in some stands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-9B142

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer obtusatum
Flowering Plants Amelanchier ovalis
Flowering Plants Berberis vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Clematis vitalba
Flowering Plants Daphne blagayana
Flowering Plants Erica carnea
Flowering Plants Erica herbacea
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Flowering Plants Sorbus aria
Flowering Plants Viburnum lantana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer obtusatum Flowering Plants
Amelanchier ovalis Flowering Plants
Berberis vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Clematis vitalba Flowering Plants
Daphne blagayana Flowering Plants
Erica carnea Flowering Plants
Erica herbacea Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants
Sorbus aria Flowering Plants
Viburnum lantana 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) G1.7C142 Illyrian spring heath hop-hornbeam woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7C142 Illyrian spring heath hop-hornbeam woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7C142 Illyrian spring heath hop-hornbeam woods same
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