Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests

Description (English)

Forests dominated by Quercus robur, or, in parts of the Pyrenees and in the Oro-Cantabrian interior, Quercus petraea, with Fraxinus excelsior, Tilia platyphyllos, Corylus avellana, Acer campestre, Acer pseudoplatanus, Prunus avium, Ulmus glabra, many shrubs and lianas, abundant Hedera helix, many ferns, such as Polystichum setiferum, Dryopteris affinis, Dryopteris dilatata, Asplenium scolopendrium, and with Arum italicum, Veronica montana, Hypericum androsaemum, Primula vulgaris, Pulmonaria longifolia, Helleborus viridis ssp. occidentalis, Isopyrum thalictroides, Ajuga reptans, Carex sylvatica, Bromus racemosus, Melica uniflora, of the collinar, submontane and, in a somewhat impoverished form with Crataegus laevigata, montane levels of the piedmont of the Cordillera Cantabrica, in Navarra, Guipuzcoa, Vizcaya, Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla-Leon, as well as of the submontane level of the northern slope, and locally in Navarra and Catalonia, the southern slope of the Pyrenees.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-E19

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer campestre
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Ajuga reptans
Flowering Plants Arum italicum
Ferns Asplenium scolopendrium
Flowering Plants Bromus racemosus
Flowering Plants Carex sylvatica
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Crataegus laevigata
Ferns Dryopteris affinis
Ferns Dryopteris dilatata
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Hypericum androsaemum
Flowering Plants Isopyrum thalictroides
Flowering Plants Melica uniflora
Ferns Polystichum setiferum
Flowering Plants Primula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Prunus avium
Flowering Plants Pulmonaria longifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Flowering Plants Veronica montana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer campestre Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Ajuga reptans Flowering Plants
Arum italicum Flowering Plants
Asplenium scolopendrium Ferns
Bromus racemosus Flowering Plants
Carex sylvatica Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Crataegus laevigata Flowering Plants
Dryopteris affinis Ferns
Dryopteris dilatata Ferns
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Hypericum androsaemum Flowering Plants
Isopyrum thalictroides Flowering Plants
Melica uniflora Flowering Plants
Polystichum setiferum Ferns
Primula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Prunus avium Flowering Plants
Pulmonaria longifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra Flowering Plants
Veronica montana 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.A19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus - Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.B19 Pyreneo-Cantabrian Quercus-Fraxinus forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.89 Pyreneo-Cantabrian oak-ash forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.29 Pyreneo-Cantabrian oak-ash forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.29 Pyreneo-Cantabrian oak-ash forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.29   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.29   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.29   same
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