Humid birch woods

English name: Humid birch woods

Description (English)

Formations usually formed by Betula pubescens, with Molinia caerulea and sometimes Deschampsia flexuosa, developed on podsolised or hydromorphic soils, as substitution facies of oak and birch woods, or colonization stages, in particular, of Molinion grasslands or humid heaths.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.9111

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.B11 Humid birch woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.9111 Humid birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.9111 Humid birch woods same
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