Central European Scots pine forests
Main-range acidophilous Pinus sylvestris forests of diluvial sands of the northeastern plains and hills of Central Europe, where they reach their greatest dominance, and of the nemoral belt of the middle and southern Sarmatic region, in areas of less xericity or continentality than those occupied by the steppe woods of unit G3.423. They are distributed from Franconia and the inner Bohemian basin, through eastern Germany, to western and central Poland, extending, more locally, in areas of greater prevalence of steppe woods, to eastern Poland, Belarus, the northern Ukraine and Russia to the eastern confines of the Nemoral zone of western Eurasia. They are very similar to some taiga formations of which they often represent an outpost beyond the boreal and boreonemoral range of Picea abies; their separation from boreo-nemoral taiga pine woods of unit G3.B is generally arbitrary and one of regional convenience.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code G3.4211|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
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|Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112||42.5211||Central European Scots pine forests||source|