Alnus cordata forest

Description (English)

Broadleaved deciduous, non-riparian forests dominated by Alnus cordata, subendemic to Corsica and southern-Italy (Campania, Basilicata and Calabria Regions). The dominant species is a relict from the Tertiary period and is also present in other areas, where it is not considered native. Alnus cordata tends to form forests, either pure or mixed with other deciduous species such as Quercus cerris, Castanea sativa or, at higher altitudes, Fagus sylvatica, frequently on steep slopes and sides of deep valleys.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-G1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus cordata
Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Quercus cerris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus cordata Flowering Plants
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Quercus cerris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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