Medio-European dry acidophilous birch forests

Description (English)

Formations usually formed by Betula pendula, or, in the British Isles, Betula pubescens, with Deschampsia flexuosa, Agrostis capillaris (Agrostis tenuis), Festuca ovina, Vaccinium myrtillus, developed notably on sands, gravels, moraines and decalcified alluvions of nemoral northern and middle European plains and hills, as substitution facies of acidophilous oak woods (Fago-Quercetum, Blechno-Quercetum petraeae, Rusco-Quercetum, Luzulo-Quercetum), occasionally of oak-hornbeam woods (particularly mixed Atlantic bluebell oak forests, Endymio-Carpinetum), or colonization stages of dry heaths and decalcified dunes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C112

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Agrostis tenuis
Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Agrostis tenuis Flowering Plants
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus 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) G1.9112 Medio-European dry acidophilous birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.9112 Medio-European dry acidophilous birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.9112 Medio-European dry acidophilous birch woods same
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