Western Carpinus betulus forest

Description (English)

Woods of Western Europe and northern and central Central Europe, north to southern Denmark, Bornholm and southeastern Sweden, within the range of the Fagion medio-europaeum and the Carpinion betuli, dominated by Carpinus betulus, alone or with a small admixture of other species, uncommon, generally low, habitually secondary. Scandinavian stands, characteristic of diabases, basalts and greenstones, often dominated by tall Carpinus betulus, have a field layer dominated by abundant Anemone nemorosa, Stellaria nemorum and Hedera helix.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-E31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anemone nemorosa
Flowering Plants Carpinus betulus
Flowering Plants Hedera helix
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anemone nemorosa Flowering Plants
Carpinus betulus Flowering Plants
Hedera helix Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum 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.A31 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A31 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A31 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A31 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A31 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.A21 Western Carpinus betulus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.B21 Western hornbeam woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.A1 Western hornbeam woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.A1 Western hornbeam woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.A1   same
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