Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests

English name: Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests

Description (English)

Forests of the boreonemoral transition zone between taiga and temperate lowland deciduous forests in which conifers, mostly Pinus sylvestris, share the main canopy with deciduous trees, usually Quercus robur, Betula pendula or Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii, accompanied by an undergrowth formed by lichens and dwarf, matted, ericoid shrubs. A number of subunits can be distinguished with species cortèges similar to those of conifer taiga forests of unit G3.B4 or of deciduous woods of unit G1.8, in particular, G1.81 and G1.821, or of unit G1.91721.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G4.31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Quercus robur Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 43.2 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.3. Mixed forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 07 Hemiboreal spruce and fir-spruce forest not defined
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.3.1.1 Mixed forest of lichen-dwarf shrub type n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G4.31 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G4.31 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G4.31 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G4.31 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.C2 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.I2 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 43.2 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 43.2 Boreonemoral lichen-dwarf shrub mixed forests same
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