Larix light taiga

Description (English)

Deciduous coniferous woodland of Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) in the boreal zone of North-Eastern Europe and western Siberia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3H

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Conifers Larix sibirica
Flowering Plants Rosa acicularis
Flowering Plants Clematis alpina
Flowering Plants Rubus arcticus
Flowering Plants Lathyrus vernus
Flowering Plants Crepis sibirica
Flowering Plants Aconitum lycoctonum
Flowering Plants Cirsium heterophyllum
Flowering Plants Pyrola rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Vicia sylvatica
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Paeonia anomala
Flowering Plants Epilobium angustifolium
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Saussurea alpina
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Flowering Plants Moehringia lateriflora

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Larix sibirica Conifers
Rosa acicularis Flowering Plants
Clematis alpina Flowering Plants
Rubus arcticus Flowering Plants
Lathyrus vernus Flowering Plants
Crepis sibirica Flowering Plants
Aconitum lycoctonum Flowering Plants
Cirsium heterophyllum Flowering Plants
Pyrola rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Vicia sylvatica Flowering Plants
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Paeonia anomala Flowering Plants
Epilobium angustifolium Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Saussurea alpina Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Moehringia lateriflora Flowering Plants
Conifers Larix sibirica
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Epilobium angustifolium
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Lathyrus vernus
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Clematis alpina
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Rosa acicularis
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Mosses & Liverworts Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
Flowering Plants Maianthemum bifolium
Conifers Juniperus communis subsp. communis
Flowering Plants Aconitum lycoctonum

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Larix sibirica Conifers
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Epilobium angustifolium Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Lathyrus vernus Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Clematis alpina Flowering Plants
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Rosa acicularis Flowering Plants
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Mosses & Liverworts
Maianthemum bifolium Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis subsp. communis Conifers
Aconitum lycoctonum Flowering Plants
Conifers Larix sibirica
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Flowering Plants Maianthemum bifolium
Conifers Juniperus communis subsp. communis

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Larix sibirica Conifers
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Maianthemum bifolium Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis subsp. communis Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.C Larix taiga 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.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.C Larix taiga woodland same
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