Oro-Scandian tall-fern birch woods

English name: Oro-Scandian tall-fern birch woods

Description (English)

Tall Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods of the subalpine belt of Fennoscandian mountains, occasionally accompanied by Alnus incana, Prunus padus, Salix spp., with a fern-rich field layer dominated by Athyrium filix-femina, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Dryopteris expansa, accompanied by Athyrium distentifolium, Phegopteris connectilis, Thelypteris limbosperma and tall herbs; the species cortège includes Aconitum septentrionale (Aconitum lycoctonum), Solidago virgaurea, Stellaria nemorum, Viola biflora, Filipendula ulmaria, Geranium sylvaticum, Ribes rubrum, Rubus idaeus, Rubus saxatilis, Calamagrostis purpurea, Deschampsia cespitosa; tall-fern hirch woods are developed on sandy moraines with good water supply.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.91727
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

Ferns Athyrium distentifolium
Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Ferns Dryopteris expansa
Ferns Matteuccia struthiopteris
Ferns Phegopteris connectilis
Ferns Thelypteris limbosperma
Flowering Plants Aconitum lycoctonum
Flowering Plants Aconitum septentrionale
Flowering Plants Alnus incana
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis purpurea
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Prunus padus
Flowering Plants Ribes rubrum
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Flowering Plants Viola biflora
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Athyrium distentifolium Ferns
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Dryopteris expansa Ferns
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ferns
Phegopteris connectilis Ferns
Thelypteris limbosperma Ferns
Aconitum lycoctonum Flowering Plants
Aconitum septentrionale Flowering Plants
Alnus incana Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis purpurea Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Prunus padus Flowering Plants
Ribes rubrum Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum Flowering Plants
Viola biflora Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.B727 Oro-Scandian tall-fern birch woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91727 Oro-Scandian tall-fern birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91727 Oro-Scandian tall-fern birch woods same
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