Dinaric calcareous block fir forests

Description (English)

Abies alba-dominated fir forests of calcareous block slopes of the Dinarides of Slovenia, western Croatia, mostly in the Gorski Kotar, the Velebit and the Pljesevica, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, extending north to the Triglav range in the southeastern Alps of Slovenia and south in fragmentary form to the Piva Valley of Montenegro, with Juniperus nana, Calamagrostis hirundinacea, Calamagrostis varia, Cirsium erisithales, Clematis alpina, ferns and mosses including Leucobryum glaucum. They include primaeval and near-natural forests of considerable biological and aesthetic value.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-224

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis varia
Flowering Plants Cirsium erisithales
Flowering Plants Clematis alpina
Conifers Juniperus nana
Mosses & Liverworts Leucobryum glaucum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Calamagrostis varia Flowering Plants
Cirsium erisithales Flowering Plants
Clematis alpina Flowering Plants
Juniperus nana Conifers
Leucobryum glaucum Mosses & Liverworts

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) G3.124 Dinaric calcareous block fir forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.124 Dinaric calcareous block fir forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.124 Dinaric calcareous block fir forests same
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