Catalo-Provencal hill holm-oak forest

Description (English)

Humid upper meso-Mediterranean Quercus ilex formations of Montseny, Valles, Montserrat, Prades, Ports de Beseit, eastern Pyrenees, high Languedoc, Cévennes, upper Provence and southwestern Alps with an undergrowth poorer in shrubs, especially those of eu-Mediterranean affinities, and richer in often acidocline herbaceous species characteristic of supra-Mediterranean deciduous oak woods. Well-developed stands with full forest characteristics exist in several locations on the slopes of well-watered hills, in particular the tall, dense canopy of Montseny. Sparser, lower formations colonize many rocky hillsides in the entire upper meso-Mediterranean arc of the Gulf of Lions basin, locally ascending into the supra-Mediterranean level.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T2-1213

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G2.1213 Catalo-Provencal hill holm-oak forest same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G2.1213 Catalo-Provencal hill holm-oak forest same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G2.1213 Catalo-Provencal hill holm-oak forest same
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