Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Montane, mossy Pinus sylvestris forests of the Pyrenees; characteristic of regions with a moderately dry, sunny climate, they occur, at all exposures but mostly on ubacs (north facing slopes), in a wide belt on the south flank of the range, with limited outposts on the north flank. Characteristic is the abundance of wintergreens (Pyrola chlorantha, Pyrola minor, Moneses uniflora, Orthilia secunda) and of mosses (Hylocomium splendens, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, Pleurozium schreberi); Vaccinium myrtillus, Luzula nivea, Hepatica nobilis are usually present.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-56

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Hepatica nobilis
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Luzula nivea
Flowering Plants Moneses uniflora
Flowering Plants Orthilia secunda
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Pyrola chlorantha
Flowering Plants Pyrola minor
Mosses & Liverworts Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Hepatica nobilis Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Luzula nivea Flowering Plants
Moneses uniflora Flowering Plants
Orthilia secunda Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Pyrola chlorantha Flowering Plants
Pyrola minor Flowering Plants
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.46 Pyrenean mesophile Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.56 Pyrenean mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.56 Pyrenean mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.56 Pyrenean mesophile Scots pine forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.56   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.56   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.56   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.56   same
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