Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests

English name: Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests

Description (English)

Forests of the boreonemoral transition zone between taiga and temperate lowland deciduous forests in which conifers, Picea abies, Picea obovata, Pinus sylvestris, Abies sibirica, share the main canopy with deciduous trees, mostly Quercus robur, but also Betula pendula, Betula pubescens or Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii, and sometimes, in the extreme southwest of the region, Fagus sylvatica, accompanied by an undergrowth formed by ericoid shrubs and grasses, in particular, Deschampsia cespitosa. A number of subunits can be distinguished with species cortèges similar to those of conifer taiga forests of units G3.A1, G3.B1 or G3.B2, or of deciduous woods of unit G1.8, in particular, G1.81 and G1.821, of units G1.621, G1.918, or G1.91722.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G4.32

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies sibirica
Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies sibirica Conifers
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Quercus robur Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 43.3 Boreonemoral heath-grass 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 2.3.1.2 Mixed forest of dwarf shrub-grass type n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G4.32 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G4.32 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G4.32 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G4.32 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.C3 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.I3 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 43.3 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 43.3 Boreonemoral heath-grass mixed forests same
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