Boreal rock-outcrop pine forest

Description (English)

Woods of Pinus sylvestris colonizing often small, level, glacier-fashioned granite, gneiss or acidic-sediment rock outcrops of southern and middle Fennoscandia, with dense lichen carpets, mostly of Cladonia rangiferina, or a varied lichen and moss cover, accompanied by small shrubs, grasses and petrophile forbs, sometimes by abundant Juniperus communis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3G44

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus communis
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Fungi Cladonia rangiferina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus communis Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Cladonia rangiferina Fungi

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.B44 Boreal rock-outcrop pine woodland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.B44 Boreal rock-outcrop pine woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.B44 Boreal rock-outcrop pine woodland same
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