Medio-European ravine forests

Description (English)

Atlantic and medio-European collinar and submontane forests of Fraxinus excelsior, Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer platanoides, Ulmus glabra, Tilia platyphyllos, Fagus sylvatica, Quercus robur, on unstable scree or colluvions of abrupt, shady and humid slopes, with abundant ferns, characterized by the presence of the ecological group of Asplenium scolopendrium, Mercurialis perennis. They are characteristic of the hills, mountains and plateaux associated with the Hercynian ranges, the Jura, the Northern Carpathians, the Alps, the hills of the Pannonic plain, within the range of the Fagion medio-europaeum. Sub-Atlantic forests of calcareous hills of the Paris Basin, of Burgundy, of the Plateau de Langres, somewhat intermediate between these formations and those of unit G1.A45 are included, in view of their restriction to situations of cool microclimates without marked summer drought, in particular, north-facing slopes and the lack of thermophilous species characteristic of the Tilenion platiphylli.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-F1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Ferns Asplenium scolopendrium
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Mercurialis perennis
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Asplenium scolopendrium Ferns
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Mercurialis perennis Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra 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.A41 Medio-European ravine forests same level changed
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A41 Medio-European ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A41 Medio-European ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.A41 Medio-European ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.A41 Medio-European ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.B31 Medio-European ravine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.H11 Medio-European ravine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.41 Medio-European ravine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.41 Medio-European ravine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.41   same
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