Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests

Description (English)

Acidophilous forests of Quercus petraea, often mixed with Castanea sativa, of the southern foothills of the Alps in Liguria, Piedmont and Lombardy. The herbaceous layer is often dominated by Festuca ovina (s.l.) and the undergrowth includes, in addition to plants characteristic of the Quercion, transgressives of the Fagion and of the Quercetalia pubescenti-petraeae. These forests are a western extension of the Illyrian forests of units G1.87332 and G1.8734.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-B8

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea 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) G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.88 Insubrian acidophilous Quercus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.8K Insubrian acidophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.59 Insubrian acidophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.59 Insubrian acidophilous oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.59   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.59   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.59   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.59   same
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