Picea omorika forests

English name: Omorika spruce forests

Description (English)

Picea omorika-dominated forests of the Drina basin of central Serbia, occuring also in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Picea abies, Abies alba and mosses Dicranum scoparium, Ctenidium molluscum, Eurhynchium striatum, Hylocomium splendens, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus are usually also present. Other trees and shrubs are represented by Salix caprea, Pinus nigra, Rosa pendulina. The herb layer is relatively species-poor, the most frequently occuring species being Valeriana montana, Vaccinium myrtillus, Luzula sylvatica, Hieracium transsilvanicum, Gentiana asclepiadea, Erica carnea, Calamagrostis varia, Veronica chamaedrys, Lathyrus vernus, Euphorbia amygdaloides.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.1G
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis varia
Mosses & Liverworts Ctenidium molluscum
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Erica carnea
Flowering Plants Euphorbia amygdaloides
Mosses & Liverworts Eurhynchium striatum
Flowering Plants Gentiana asclepiadea
Flowering Plants Hieracium transsilvanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Lathyrus vernus
Flowering Plants Luzula sylvatica
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea omorika
Conifers Pinus nigra
Mosses & Liverworts Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
Flowering Plants Rosa pendulina
Flowering Plants Salix caprea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Valeriana montana
Flowering Plants Veronica chamaedrys
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Calamagrostis varia Flowering Plants
Ctenidium molluscum Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Erica carnea Flowering Plants
Euphorbia amygdaloides Flowering Plants
Eurhynchium striatum Mosses & Liverworts
Gentiana asclepiadea Flowering Plants
Hieracium transsilvanicum Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Lathyrus vernus Flowering Plants
Luzula sylvatica Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Picea omorika Conifers
Pinus nigra Conifers
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Mosses & Liverworts
Rosa pendulina Flowering Plants
Salix caprea Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Valeriana montana Flowering Plants
Veronica chamaedrys Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.27 Omorika spruce forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1G Picea omorika forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1G Picea omorika forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.1G Picea omorika forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.1G Picea omorika forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.1G Picea omorika forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.26 Omorika spruce forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.27 Omorika spruce forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.27 Omorika spruce forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.27   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.27   same
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