Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests

Description (English)

Often low, open, xerophile forests dominated by Quercus robur or Quercus petraea, developed on superficial to deep soils associated with calcareous substrates in Hercynian southern central Germany, eastern and southern Belgium, eastern and central France; located within the range of the Pulmonario-Carpinenion, they offer similarities to the Galio-Carpinenion and generally constitute substitution forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion, either regressive phases brought about by coppicing or recolonisation phases permitted by abandonment of Bromion grasslands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-E17

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur 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.A17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.B17 Sub-Atlantic calciphile Quercus-Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.87 Sub-Atlantic calciphile oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.27 Sub-Atlantic calciphile oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.27 Sub-Atlantic calciphile oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.27   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.27   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.27   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.27   same
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