Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch forests

Description (English)

Woods and thickets of Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii of the lowlands of Iceland, occupying thick, relatively rich soils, with a heath-grassland undergrowth dominated by Vaccinium uliginosum, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Agrostis capillaris, Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by Vaccinium myrtillus, Salix callicarpaea (Salix arctica), Salix lanata, Salix phylicifolia, Campanula rotundifolia, Galium verum, Hierochloe odorata, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca rubra s.l., Juncus trifidus, Kobresia myosuroides, Lycopodium annotinum, Equisetum pratense.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1C1413

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.91713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
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