Beech Forests

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Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands The Colchic forests comprise several types of vegetation, among which the East-Euxinian beech forests and oak forests that alternate with hornbeam-chestnut-beech forests. (Nomination Text, p. 23)
Durmitor National Park The dominant species include ... beech ... (AB ev) (Fagus sylvatica)
Fanjingshan the largest and most contiguous primeval beech forest in the subtropical region (AB ev)
Great Smoky Mountains
Lorentz National Park Nothofagus beech forests
Los Glaciares Subantarctic or Magellanic forest dominated by the cold-hardy southern beech, Nothofagus (UNEP-WCMC)
Meteora beech Fagus sylvatica forest above 700m (UNEP-WCMC)
Pirin National Park At lower levels between 1,000 and 1,500m, some broadleaf forest mainly of beech Fagus sylvatica, covers 5% of the Park (UNEP-WCMC)
Plitvice Lakes The forest comprises pure stands of beech Fagus sylvatica at lower altitudes and mixed stands of beech and fir Abies alba higher up. (UNEP-WCMC)
Primeval Beech Forests European beech
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Ordesa and monte perdido: "At elevations up to 1,000-1,700 meters, there are extensive forests of beeches (Fagus sylvatica), Abies alba, pines (Pinus sylvestris), oaks (Quercus subpyrenaica), and a lesser extent of birches (Betula pendula), ashes (Fraxinus excelsior), willows (Salix angustifolia)."
Shirakami-Sanchi Japanese beech or Siebold's beech, native to Japan
Te Wahipounamu Southern beech (a separate family from the other European / Asian beeches, but within the same Fagales order).
Tongariro National Park Southern beech


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