Cowberry pine-oak forests

English name: Cowberry pine-oak forests

Description (English)

Acidophilous forests of Quercus robur, Quercus petraea and Pinus sylvestris on sandy substrates and granitic arenas of subcontinental climate regions in the High-Palatinate, the Vogtland, Thuringe, the Erzgebirge, the southern Saxony hills, the western, northern and eastern Bohemian basin, with an undergrowth of Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Calluna vulgaris, Deschampsia flexuosa, Melampyrum pratense, Luzula luzuloides. and sometimes Polygala chamaebuxus, Lembotropis nigricans, (Cytisus nigricans), Genista tinctoria, Genista germanica, Molinia arundinacea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G4.712

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Cytisus nigricans
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Genista germanica
Flowering Plants Genista tinctoria
Flowering Plants Lembotropis nigricans
Flowering Plants Luzula luzuloides
Flowering Plants Melampyrum pratense
Flowering Plants Molinia arundinacea
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Polygala chamaebuxus
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cytisus nigricans Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Genista germanica Flowering Plants
Genista tinctoria Flowering Plants
Lembotropis nigricans Flowering Plants
Luzula luzuloides Flowering Plants
Melampyrum pratense Flowering Plants
Molinia arundinacea Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Polygala chamaebuxus Flowering Plants
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.582 Cowberry pine-oak forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G4.712 Cowberry pine-oak forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G4.712 Cowberry pine-oak forests same
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