Moist subalpine spruce forests

English name: Moist subalpine spruce forests

Description (English)

Sphagnum-rich Picea abies forests of the Alps, developed on more or less peaty, humid but not waterlogged substrates, with Listera cordata, Sphagnum acutifolium, Sphagnum quinquefarium, Sphagnum girgensohnii. Spruce forests developed in fens or swamps at the periphery of raised bogs or on waterlogged soils in forests are included in swamp forests of class G3, as unit G3.E5.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.1B3
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.1B)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Listera cordata
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum girgensohnii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum quinquefarium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Listera cordata Flowering Plants
Sphagnum girgensohnii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum quinquefarium Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.213 Moist subalpine spruce forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1B3 Moist subalpine spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1B3 Moist subalpine spruce forests same
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