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Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests


NATURA 2000 Code: 9170

Definition:

Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests on more clayey-loamy and intermittently dry soils, mostly in climatically favoured locations, predominately in sub-Mediterranean areas (thermophilous oak-hornbeam forests).

Primary woodlands, or secondary woodlands, i.e. replacement communities of beech forests.


Notes on habitat mapping:

The woodlands are assigned to this type and distinguished from  Sub-Atlantic (Stellario-Carpinetum) oak-hornbeam forests (9160) by the differential species for the Stellario-Carpinetum and the Galio-Carpinetum respectively. Stands in alluvial plains generally belong to the Stellario-Carpinetum. Subcontinental oak-hornbeam forests should be considered under habitat type  91G0. Ravine forests with a stronger Tilia platyphyllos or Acer pseudoplatanus element should, if appropriate, be considered under  Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines (9180).


Last Change: 16/01/2012

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