Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat

English name: Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat

Description (English)

Broadleaved woodland on wet acid peat, dominated by Betula pubescens or rarely Alnus glutinosa, sometimes with an admixture of conifers or shrubby Salix species. Sphagnum spp. are normally prominent in the ground vegetation.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.5
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Pleurozio-Betulion pubescentis Passarge 1968 Eurasian acidophilous moist birch woodlands on mesotrophic mires Pleurozio-Betulion pubescentis Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012
Sphagno-Betulion pubescentis Passarge 1968 Eurasian acidophilous wet birch woodlands on mesotrophic mires Betulion pubescentis Lohmeyer et Tx. ex Oberd. 1957; Betulion pubescentis Lohmeyer et Tx. in Tx. 1955; Carici-Betulion pubescentis-verrucosae Palczynski 1975; Eriophoro-Betulion pubescentis Passarge 1968; Eriophoro-Betulion pubescentis Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Oxycocco palustris-Betulion pubescentis Grygura et al. 2005; Pino-Betulion pubescentis Sokolowski 1980; Sphagno-Betulion pubescentis Doing 1962; Sphagno-Betulion pubescentis Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.07.03.02 Coastal wetlands and meadows: swamps: dominated by shrubs or trees narrower
Ramsar Wetland Types Xp Forested peatlands same
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 22 Swamp and fen forests, birch narrower
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 21 Swamp and fen forests, alder overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A111 Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 4 Wet woodland wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.5.1 B├ętulaie sur tourbe narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.5 Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.5 Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.5 Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.5 Broadleaved swamp woodland on acid peat same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.5 Acid peatland broadleaved swamp woodland same
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