Boreal horsetail spruce swamp forests

Description (English)

Oligotrophic, species-poor spruce swamp woods of the western Palaearctic taiga dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata with an understorey dominated by Equisetum sylvaticum and Sphagnum girgensohnii, accompanied by a species cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3K243

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Ferns Equisetum sylvaticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum girgensohnii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Equisetum sylvaticum Ferns
Sphagnum girgensohnii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.D543 Boreal horsetail 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.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
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