T1B Acidophilous Quercus forest

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Oak-dominated forest (mainly Quercus robur and Quercus petraea but also other regional species) of acid soils through the Atlantic and continental regions, where European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is a potential competitor and extending northwards into the boreal zone, where Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) increasingly figures in the canopy. Associated floras are generally rather poor but show some regional distinctiveness and towards the very humid western Atlantic seaboard have extraordinary richness of ferns and cryptogams.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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