Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods

English name: Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods

Description (English)

Woods and thickets of Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii of the lowlands of Iceland, occupying thick, relatively rich soils, with a heath-grassland undergrowth dominated by Vaccinium uliginosum, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Agrostis capillaris, Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by Vaccinium myrtillus, Salix callicarpaea (Salix arctica), Salix lanata, Salix phylicifolia, Campanula rotundifolia, Galium verum, Hierochloe odorata, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca rubra s.l., Juncus trifidus, Kobresia myosuroides, Lycopodium annotinum, Equisetum pratense.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.91713
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.917)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Campanula rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Ferns Equisetum pratense
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Hierochloe odorata
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Flowering Plants Kobresia myosuroides
Ferns Lycopodium annotinum
Flowering Plants Salix arctica
Flowering Plants Salix callicarpaea
Flowering Plants Salix lanata
Flowering Plants Salix phylicifolia
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Campanula rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Equisetum pratense Ferns
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Hierochloe odorata Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants
Kobresia myosuroides Flowering Plants
Lycopodium annotinum Ferns
Salix arctica Flowering Plants
Salix callicarpaea Flowering Plants
Salix lanata Flowering Plants
Salix phylicifolia Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.B713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91713 Icelandic bog bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
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