Sphagnum Betula woods

English name: Sphagnum birch woods

Description (English)

Forests of Betula pubescens or Betula carpatica on peaty, humid and very acid soils, colonizing bogs of reduced peat building activity and acid fens of the boreal, sub-boreal and nemoral zones, very locally of the wooded steppe and steppe zones, with Molinia caerulea, Vaccinium spp., Empetrum nigrum, Trientalis europaea, Eriophorum vaginatum and many sphagna e.g. Sphagnum fallax, Sphagnum magellanicum, mosses and liverworts.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.51
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A1 Sphagnum birch woods source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 22 Swamp and fen forests, birch same
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.6 Birch forest of wet dwarf shrub-grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.1.1 Wooded bog vegetation with birch of Dwarf shrub type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.7a Birch forest of wet herb variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.1.3 Wooded bog with pine of Dwarf shrub type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.1.3 Spruce-Birch woodland fen, Poor Sphagnum type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W4 Betula pubescens-Molinia caerulea woodland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.5.1 Bétulaie sur tourbe same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 L10.1 RAŠELINNÉ BŘEZINY (Birch mire forests) same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.66 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.A1 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.A1 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.A1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.A1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.A1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.A1   same
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