Larix taiga forest

Description (English)

Deciduous coniferous forest of Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) which extends west from its extensive realm in European Russia as small stands with an open, low-stature canopy on patches of moist, nutrient-poor sandy soils among spruce and pine taiga in the Boreal zone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-H

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Stellaria bungeana
Conifers Larix sibirica
Flowering Plants Valeriana wolgensis
Flowering Plants Hieracium pseuderectum
Fungi Cladonia digitata
Flowering Plants Cicerbita uralensis
Flowering Plants Cacalia hastata
Fungi Hypogymnia tubulosa
Fungi Pseudevernia furfuracea
Mosses & Liverworts Brachythecium reflexum
Fungi Evernia mesomorpha
Conifers Abies sibirica
Mosses & Liverworts Orthodicranum montanum
Fungi Parmelia sulcata
Flowering Plants Aconogonon alpinum
Mosses & Liverworts Sanionia uncinata
Flowering Plants Veratrum lobelianum

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Stellaria bungeana Flowering Plants
Larix sibirica Conifers
Valeriana wolgensis Flowering Plants
Hieracium pseuderectum Flowering Plants
Cladonia digitata Fungi
Cicerbita uralensis Flowering Plants
Cacalia hastata Flowering Plants
Hypogymnia tubulosa Fungi
Pseudevernia furfuracea Fungi
Brachythecium reflexum Mosses & Liverworts
Evernia mesomorpha Fungi
Abies sibirica Conifers
Orthodicranum montanum Mosses & Liverworts
Parmelia sulcata Fungi
Aconogonon alpinum Flowering Plants
Sanionia uncinata Mosses & Liverworts
Veratrum lobelianum Flowering Plants
Fungi Pseudevernia furfuracea
Fungi Parmelia sulcata
Fungi Hypogymnia tubulosa
Flowering Plants Veratrum lobelianum
Flowering Plants Valeriana wolgensis
Flowering Plants Stellaria holostea
Flowering Plants Stellaria bungeana
Mosses & Liverworts Sanionia uncinata
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Paris quadrifolia
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Mosses & Liverworts Orthodicranum montanum
Flowering Plants Myosotis sylvatica
Flowering Plants Milium effusum
Flowering Plants Lathyrus vernus
Conifers Larix sibirica

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pseudevernia furfuracea Fungi
Parmelia sulcata Fungi
Hypogymnia tubulosa Fungi
Veratrum lobelianum Flowering Plants
Valeriana wolgensis Flowering Plants
Stellaria holostea Flowering Plants
Stellaria bungeana Flowering Plants
Sanionia uncinata Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Paris quadrifolia Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Orthodicranum montanum Mosses & Liverworts
Myosotis sylvatica Flowering Plants
Milium effusum Flowering Plants
Lathyrus vernus Flowering Plants
Larix sibirica Conifers
Conifers Larix sibirica
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Larix sibirica Conifers
Oxalis acetosella 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.C Larix taiga woodland same new description
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
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