Hercynio-Alpine montane spruce forests

English name: Hercynio-Alpine montane spruce forests

Description (English)

Spruce forests of the montane or submontane levels of the outer Alps, of the mid-Pannonic hills, of the outer Western and Northern Carpathians, of the Eastern and Southern Carpathians, of the west Ukrainian pre-Carpathic hills and plateaux, of the Jura system and of the Hercynian arc dominated by Picea abies with a varying admixture of Abies alba, Fagus sylvatica or both. They include spruce or fir-spruce forests and spruce-dominated facies of montane or submontane beech-fir forests.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.1F4
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.1F)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Conifers Picea abies
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.254 Hercynio-Alpine montane spruce forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1F4 Hercynio-Alpine montane spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1F4 Hercynio-Alpine montane spruce forests same
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