Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests

Description (English)

Quercus petraea forests of extremely acid substrates and warm humid climates of the basins of the Drava and Sava in Slovenia, Croatia, northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, including the Mecsek hills of southern Hungary, in which Castanea sativa plays an exceptionally important role. Their canopy is extremely mixed, including, in addition to the two species already mentioned, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica, Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer campestre, Sorbus torminalis, Fraxinus ornus, Prunus avium, Malus sylvestris, Tilia platyphyllos, Tilia cordata, Populus tremula. The understorey comprises a combination of acidophilous, thermophilous and Fagetalia species among which Rubus hirtus, Melampyrum pratense, Pteridium aquilinum, Veronica officinalis, Genista tinctoria, Luzula luzuloides, Hieracium umbellatum, Lathyrus montanus, Vaccinium myrtillus, Calluna vulgaris, Lembotropis nigricans, Chamaecytisus supinus, Viola reichenbachiana, Aposeris foetida, Euphorbia dulcis, Primula vulgaris, Helleborus dumetorum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-B7332

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Flowering Plants Acer campestre
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Aposeris foetida
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Flowering Plants Chamaecytisus supinus
Flowering Plants Euphorbia dulcis
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fraxinus ornus
Flowering Plants Genista tinctoria
Flowering Plants Helleborus dumetorum
Flowering Plants Hieracium umbellatum
Flowering Plants Lathyrus montanus
Flowering Plants Lembotropis nigricans
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Flowering Plants Malus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Melampyrum pratense
Flowering Plants Populus tremula
Flowering Plants Primula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Prunus avium
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Rubus hirtus
Flowering Plants Sorbus torminalis
Flowering Plants Tilia cordata
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Veronica officinalis
Flowering Plants Viola reichenbachiana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Acer campestre Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Aposeris foetida Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants
Chamaecytisus supinus Flowering Plants
Euphorbia dulcis Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fraxinus ornus Flowering Plants
Genista tinctoria Flowering Plants
Helleborus dumetorum Flowering Plants
Hieracium umbellatum Flowering Plants
Lathyrus montanus Flowering Plants
Lembotropis nigricans Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Malus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Melampyrum pratense Flowering Plants
Populus tremula Flowering Plants
Primula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Prunus avium Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Rubus hirtus Flowering Plants
Sorbus torminalis Flowering Plants
Tilia cordata Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Veronica officinalis Flowering Plants
Viola reichenbachiana 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) G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.87332 Illyrian chestnut-sessile oak forests same
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