Central European dry alder forests

Description (English)

Dry Alnus incana or Alnus glutinosa woods of nemoral Central Europe, in particular, great horsetail dry alder woods of Poland, dense alder stands of steep valley slopes of Great Poland, dominated by Alnus incana alone or by Alnus glutinosa and Alnus incana together, with a rich undergrowth composed predominantly of ruderal and riparian species; characteristic or abundant species include Equisetum telmateia, Lamium maculatum, Myosotis sparsiflora, Corylus avellana, Chaerophyllum temulentum, Urtica dioica, Cardamine amara, Veronica hederifolia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-G22

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Alnus incana
Flowering Plants Cardamine amara
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum temulentum
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Ferns Equisetum telmateia
Flowering Plants Lamium maculatum
Flowering Plants Myosotis sparsiflora
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Veronica hederifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Alnus incana Flowering Plants
Cardamine amara Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum temulentum Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Equisetum telmateia Ferns
Lamium maculatum Flowering Plants
Myosotis sparsiflora Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Veronica hederifolia 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.B22 Central European dry alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.B22 Central European dry alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.B22 Central European dry alder woods same
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