Lapiș Forest

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Lapiș Forest
Pădurea Lapiș
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Lapiș Forest
Map showing the location of Lapiș Forest
Location within Romania
Location  Romania
Actual Salaj county CoA.png Sălaj County
Nearest city Șimleu Silvaniei
Coordinates 47°15′47″N 22°45′14″E / 47.263°N 22.754°E / 47.263; 22.754Coordinates: 47°15′47″N 22°45′14″E / 47.263°N 22.754°E / 47.263; 22.754[1]
Area 430.40 hectares (1,063.5 acres)
Established 2005

Lapiș Forest (Romanian: Pădurea Lapiș) nature reserve IUCN category IV, is located in northwestern Romania, in the west of Sălaj County, near the village of Nușfalău, which is about 9 km from Șimleu Silvaniei.[2]


The Forest Lapiș with an area of 430,40 ha[3] was declared natural protected area by the Government Decision No.2151 in 2004 (publishied in Romanian Official Paper Number 152 on April 12, 2005)[4] and is a relict of a much bigger cluster of ancient forests Codrii Silvaniei.

Flora and fauna[edit]


Vegetation of forest[edit]

Pedunculate oak (Quercus pedunculiflora), sessile oak (Quercus petraea), small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata),

Windflower (Anemone nemorosa)

English oak (Quercus robur), Hungarian oak (Quercus frainetto), European ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Turkey oak (Quercus cerris), European black pine, (Pinus nigra), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), wild cherry (Prunus avium);

Species of grass[edit]

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), wild arum (Arum maculatum), windfower (Anemone nemorosa), yellow wood anemone (Anemone ranunculoides), smooth meadow-grass (Poa pratensis), red fescue (Festuca rubra).[5]



Fallow deer (Dama dama), red deer (Cervus elaphus), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), wild boar (Sus scrofa), European pine marten (Marten marten), European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), wildcat (Felis silvestris);[6]

European greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)


Avifauna include the lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor), tree pipit (Anthus trivalis), Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops), European greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), southern fiscal (Lanius collaris), Eurasian hobby (Falca subbuteo), blue tit (Parus caeruleus), common raven (Corvus corax), yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) and middle spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius).[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ - Forest Lapiş Nature Reserve; retrieved on Mai 29, 2012
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Protected areas of Sălaj County; retrieved on May 29, 2012
  4. ^ (in Romanian) - Government Decision No.2151/2004; retrieved on Mai 29, 2012
  5. ^ (in Romanian) / Species of flora in Romania Archived 2012-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on May 29, 2012
  6. ^ (in Romanian) - Flora and fauna in Romania Archived 2009-02-23 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved on May 29, 2012
  7. ^ - Fauna of Romania; retrieved on May 29, 2012

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