Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests

Description (English)

Sub-Atlantic forests of Quercus robur and Quercus petraea, mostly low-canopied, with Carpinus betulus, Sorbus torminalis, Betula pendula, Populus tremula in the subcanopy or the understorey, developed on soils with an alternating hydric regime, mostly clays derived from the alteration of Devonian schists, characterized by the abundance of Carex flacca and the coexistence of acidocline and calcicline species, typical of the sub-Hercynian Fagne-Famenne depression where they constitute a highly distinctive, almost continuous, forest-belt.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-E15

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Carex flacca
Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Populus tremula
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Sorbus torminalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Carex flacca Flowering Plants
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Populus tremula Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Sorbus torminalis 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.A15 Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A15 Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A15 Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A15 Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A15 Famennian Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.B15 Famennian Quercus-Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.85 Famennian oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.25 Famennian oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.25 Famennian oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.25   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.25   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.25   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.25   same
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