Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch forests

Description (English)

Medium-tall (4-7 m) Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods of sandy moraine podsols of the subalpine belt of the mountains of Fennoscandia, with a moss-rich grass and heath undergrowth formed by Vaccinium myrtillus, Empetrum hermaphroditum and Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by Dicranum fuscescens, Dicranum scoparium, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi; their cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1C1422

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum fuscescens
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Dicranum fuscescens Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.91722 Oro-Scandian 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 G1.91722 Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91722 Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
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