Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests

Description (English)

Fragmentary mesophile or meso-hygrophile formations of the Insubrian pre-Alps, the northern Apennines, the Ligurian Apennines, the Esterel and the Tanneron and very locally, the southern French Alps (forˆt du Saou, Dr“me), with Quercus petraea, Quercus robur, Fraxinus excelsior, Tilia platyphyllos, Tilia cordata and Carpinus betulus, developed on deep soils in conditions of sufficient atmospheric and edaphic humidity. They represent a transition between the medio-European formations of the Pulmonario-Carpinenion and Galio-Carpinenion on the one hand, the southeastern formations of the Carpinion illyricum, and perhaps the southwestern formations of the Polysticho-Corylenion, on the other hand.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-E18

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Tilia cordata
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Tilia cordata Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos 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.A18 Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A18 Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A18 Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A18 Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A18 Southern Alpine Quercus - Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.B18 Southern Alpine Quercus-Carpinus betulus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.88 Southern Alpine oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.28 Southern Alpine oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.28 Southern Alpine oak-hornbeam forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.28   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.28   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.28   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.28   same
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