Northern Alpine föhn ash-lime forests

Description (English)

Forests dominated by Tilia platyphyllos and Fraxinus excelsior, sometimes by Acer pseudoplatanus, with Ulmus glabra, characteristic of warm, humid föhn valleys of the northern face of the Alps. Corylus avellana often dominates the understorey, which also includes Tamus communis, and an abundance of Asperula taurina ssp. taurina, Mercurialis perennis, Lamiastrum galeobdolon ssp. montanum, Aegopodium podagraria, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Galium odoratum, Salvia glutinosa, Viola reichenbachiana and Cyclamen purpurascens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-F51

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Brachypodium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Cyclamen purpurascens
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Galium odoratum
Flowering Plants Mercurialis perennis
Flowering Plants Salvia glutinosa
Flowering Plants Tamus communis
Flowering Plants Tilia platyphyllos
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Flowering Plants Viola reichenbachiana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Cyclamen purpurascens Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Galium odoratum Flowering Plants
Mercurialis perennis Flowering Plants
Salvia glutinosa Flowering Plants
Tamus communis Flowering Plants
Tilia platyphyllos Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra Flowering Plants
Viola reichenbachiana 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.A451 Northern Alpine föhn ash-lime forests same level changed
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.A451 Northern Alpine föhn ash-lime forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.A451 Northern Alpine föhn ash-lime forests same
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