Description and validation of some European forest syntaxa - A supplement to the EuroVegChecklist

W. Willner, A. Solomeshch, A. Čarni, E. Bergmeier, N. Ermakov, Laco Mucina

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    © 2016 Wolfgang Willner et al., published by De Gruyter Open. In this paper we present nomenclatural adjustments and validations of syntaxa of the forest vegetation of Europe. We introduce a new, valid name of the class of nemoral coniferous or mixed forests (Asaro europaei-Abietetea sibiricae) replacing the deciduous Carpino-Fagetea in the easternmost Europe and Siberia. We describe two new orders for birch and birch-poplar woodlands, formerly included in the Betulo pendulae-Populetalia tremulae. We validate the names of two alliances for the deciduous forests of the Southern Urals and the name of an alliance for hemiboreal forest swamps. The suballiance Ostryo-Tilienion, coined to accommodate the xerothermophilous ravine forests of SE Europe, is here elevated to the rank of alliance. Finally, we validate the name Quercion alnifoliae (evergreen oak forests of Cyprus).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-25
    Number of pages11
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


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