Boreal acidophile sphagnum spruce forests

Description (English)

Woods of bogs and acidic fens of the western Palaearctic taiga zone dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata, generally accompanied by Betula pubescens, with a field layer dominated by Carex spp., Eriophorum vaginatum, Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris, and a ground layer dominated by acidophilous sphagna, in particular, Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum recurvum (Sphagnum fallax), Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum riparium. The variable species cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3K11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.D41 Boreal acidophile sphagnum spruce woods same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D41 Boreal acidophile sphagnum spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D41 Boreal acidophile sphagnum spruce woods same
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