Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods

English name: Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods

Description (English)

Medium-tall (4-7 m) Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods of sandy moraine podsols of the subalpine belt of the mountains of Fennoscandia, with a moss-rich grass and heath undergrowth formed by Vaccinium myrtillus, Empetrum hermaphroditum and Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by Dicranum fuscescens, Dicranum scoparium, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi; their cortège includes Betula nana, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Linnaea borealis, Pedicularis lapponica, Solidago virgaurea, Trientalis europaea, and sparse taller shrubs, in particular, of Juniperus communis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.91722
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 Betula nana
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum fuscescens
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Pedicularis lapponica
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Dicranum fuscescens Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Juniperus communis Conifers
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Pedicularis lapponica Flowering Plants
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Trientalis europaea 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.B722 Oro-Scandian 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 G1.91722 Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91722 Oro-Scandian bilberry-hairgrass birch woods same
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