EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3K - Picea mire forest > T3K2 - Boreal Picea swamp forests > T3K23 - Boreal sedge-sphagnum spruce swamp forests

Boreal sedge-sphagnum spruce swamp forests

Description (English)

Spruce swamp woods of boreonemoral and boreal regions of the western Palaearctic dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata, with a field layer rich in sedges, horsetails, short and tall herbs, developed on nutrient-rich gley substrates with wet fen mull at the surface, and near-surface flowing or stagnant groundwater. Betula pubescens, Alnus glutinosa, Alnus incana may participate in the tree layer, Carex spp., Filipendula ulmaria, Equisetum spp., Salix spp., Calla palustris may dominate the herb and shrub layer, Sphagnum spp. dominate the ground layer; the species cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3K23

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.D53 Boreal sedge-sphagnum spruce swamp 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.D53 Boreal sedge-sphagnum spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D53 Boreal sedge-sphagnum spruce swamp woods same
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