Boreal Picea swamp woods

English name: Boreal spruce swamp woods

Description (English)

Woods of wet mineral or parapeaty soils of the western Palaearctic taiga zone dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata, with an understorey formed by tall or short herbs, ferns, horsetails and gramineous species, sometimes associated with ericoid shrubs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D5
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.D)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A44 Boreal spruce swamp woods source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 20 Minerotrophic mires incl swamp forest wider
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.1.2.5a Spruce forest of fern type, swamp variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.1.2.7 Spruce forest of wet herb-sedge type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.1.2.3 Spruce forest of wet dwarf-shrub type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.1.2.3a Spruce forest, Wood Horsetail variant n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D5 Boreal Picea swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D5 Boreal Picea swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.D5 Boreal Picea swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.D5 Boreal Picea swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.D5 Boreal Picea swamp woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.A44 Boreal spruce swamp woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.A44 Boreal spruce swamp woods same
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