German-French-Italian-English dictionary of plant names and technical terms used in the NFI. Definitions are given for the terms highlighted in yellow.

  • special site

    Arid and humid sites, which rarely occur in Switzerland: dry, water-logged or occasionally flooded soils, such as: forest of downy oaks, mires, sloping fens, bog woodlands, swamp woodlands, alluvial forest.
  • [de] Spezialstandort
    In der Schweiz seltene Trocken- und Feuchtstandorte: trockene, vernässte oder gelegentlich überflutete Böden, wie zum Beispiel Flaumeichenwald, Quellsumpf, Hangried, Hochmoor, Bruchwald, Auenwald.
  • [fr] stations particulières
    En Suisse, stations rares sèches ou humides : sols secs, détrempés ou parfois inondés, comme une forêt de chêne chevelu, un marais de résurgence, un marais de pente, un haut-marais, une forêt marécageuse, une forêt alluviale.
  • [it] stazione particolare
    Stazioni secche e umide, rare in Svizzera: suoli xerici, idromorfi oppure periodicamente inondati, come ad esempio le formazioni a roverella, le paludi sorgive, i canneti, le torbiere alte, i saliceti, i boschi di golena.
  • Recommended form of citation:
    Brändli, U.-B.; Speich, S., 2007: Swiss NFI glossary and dictionary. [Published online 27.06.2007]. Available from World Wide Web <http://www.lfi.ch/glossar/glossar-en.php>. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.
  • The German definition of the scientific terms was done with the help of the following lexica and terminologies:
    LdF = Lexikon der Forstbotanik (Schütt et al. 1991)
    SSI = Sanasilva-Inventur WSL. Terminologie im Sanasilva-Bericht 1997 (Brang und Kaennel Dobbertin 1997)
    SAFE = Forsteinrichtungsbegriffe. Schweizerischer Arbeitskreis für Forsteinrichtung (1986).
    TFW = Terminologie Forsteinrichtung/Waldinventur (Bick et al. 1994)
    WBö = Wörterbücher der Biologie. Ökologie (Schäfer und Tischler 1983)
    WT = Waldbauliche Terminologie (Brünig und Mayer 1980)
    Anl. LFI = Anleitung für die Feldaufnahmen der Erhebung 1993-1995 (Stierlin et al. 1994)
  • The German, French and Italien plant names were taken mainly from the book Die häufigsten Waldbäume der Schweiz or from the Flora Helvetica
  • The English plant names were taken form the internet (swiss web flora, PLANTS Database and Dictionary of Common Names by plantpress.com). The notations and abbreviations were taken from IPNI - The international Plant Names Index.