Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Pinus sylvestris-dominated facies of the thermophilous, supra-Mediterranean oak woods (unit G1.7), alternated, mixed or imbricated with Quercus pubescens or Quercus faginea woods in the southwestern Alpine foothills, on the periphery of the Central Massif, along the southern flank of the Pyrenees and, locally, in the Ligurian and Insubrian Alps, in the western Alps of the northern Dauphiné‚ and Savoie, in the northern Apennines and on the northern flank of the Pyrenees. Buxus sempervirens is usually abundant in the undergrowth; other components of the shrub layer include Corylus avellana, Sorbus aria, Sorbus torminalis, Acer opalus, Acer campestre, Acer monspessulanum, Euonymus latifolius, Genista cinerea, Juniperus communis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-64

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer campestre
Flowering Plants Acer monspessulanum
Flowering Plants Acer opalus
Flowering Plants Buxus sempervirens
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Euonymus latifolius
Flowering Plants Genista cinerea
Conifers Juniperus communis
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Quercus faginea
Flowering Plants Quercus pubescens
Flowering Plants Sorbus aria
Flowering Plants Sorbus torminalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer campestre Flowering Plants
Acer monspessulanum Flowering Plants
Acer opalus Flowering Plants
Buxus sempervirens Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Euonymus latifolius Flowering Plants
Genista cinerea Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Quercus faginea Flowering Plants
Quercus pubescens Flowering Plants
Sorbus aria Flowering Plants
Sorbus torminalis 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) G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.49 Supra-Mediterranean Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.59 Supra-Mediterranean Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.59 Supra-Mediterranean Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.59 Supra-Mediterranean Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.59   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.59   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.59   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.59   same
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