Portuguese Quercus robur forests

Description (English)

Relict forests of Quercus robur of central Portugal, often mixed with Quercus suber, Quercus pyrenaica or Castanea sativa and with a luxuriant understory rich in lauriphyllous and xerophyllous lustrous-leaved shrubs and small trees such as Prunus lusitanica, Arbutus unedo, Viburnum tinus, Ilex aquifolium, Laurus nobilis, Myrtus communis and Ruscus aculeatus, limited to the basins of the Mondego and the Zezere, reduced to a very few, extremely fragile stands of exceptional biological and aesthetic value.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-B9

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arbutus unedo
Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Flowering Plants Ilex aquifolium
Flowering Plants Laurus nobilis
Flowering Plants Myrtus communis
Flowering Plants Prunus lusitanica
Flowering Plants Quercus pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Quercus suber
Flowering Plants Ruscus aculeatus
Flowering Plants Viburnum tinus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arbutus unedo Flowering Plants
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants
Ilex aquifolium Flowering Plants
Laurus nobilis Flowering Plants
Myrtus communis Flowering Plants
Prunus lusitanica Flowering Plants
Quercus pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Quercus suber Flowering Plants
Ruscus aculeatus Flowering Plants
Viburnum tinus 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) G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.89 Portuguese Quercus robur forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.8L Portuguese pedunculate oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.5A Portuguese pedunculate oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.5A Portuguese pedunculate oak forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.5A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.5A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.5A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.5A   same
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