Cold station spruce forests

English name: Cold station spruce forests

Description (English)

Picea abies woods of anomalous stations at the montane or subalpine level of the Alps, in particular block forests of "ice cellars" (shaded rocky screes through which cold air flows), woods developed in valleys and depressions where cold air accumulates on clear nights, woods colonizing stabilised screes and narrow bands of rocks, woods on moist sites.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.1B5
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
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.215 Cold station spruce forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1B5 Cold station spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1B5 Cold station spruce forests same
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