Moss Caledonian forest

English name: Moss Caledonian forest

Description (English)

Pinus sylvestris var. scotica forests with a closed canopy and an understorey formed mostly by mosses, in particular Scapania gracilis, Diplophyllum albicans, Thuidium tamariscinum and the hepatic Anastrepta orcadensis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.413
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.41)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Pinus sylvestris var. scotica
Mosses & Liverworts Thuidium tamariscinum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pinus sylvestris var. scotica Conifers
Thuidium tamariscinum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.513 Moss Caledonian forest source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.413 Moss Caledonian forest same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.413 Moss Caledonian forest same
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