Subcontinental small fern western spruce taiga

English name: Subcontinental small fern western spruce taiga

Description (English)

Small fern spruce and spruce-pine forests of boreal Fennoscandia and Russia, east of the Scandinavian mountains and west of the Northern Dvina and Vetluga rivers, extending in the sub-boreal zone, particularly in Scandinavia, developed under subcontinental to near-continental climates, dominated by Picea abies, sometimes accompanied by Pinus sylvestris, and with a species cortège devoid of oceanic elements. The dominant Gymnocarpium dryopteris and Oxalis acetosella are accompanied by, in particular, Thelypteris phegopteris, Dryopteris expansa, Anemone nemorosa and by the mosses Brachythecium reflexum, Hylocomium umbratum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.A211
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.A)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anemone nemorosa
Mosses & Liverworts Brachythecium reflexum
Ferns Dryopteris expansa
Ferns Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium umbratum
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Ferns Thelypteris phegopteris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anemone nemorosa Flowering Plants
Brachythecium reflexum Mosses & Liverworts
Dryopteris expansa Ferns
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Ferns
Hylocomium umbratum Mosses & Liverworts
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Thelypteris phegopteris Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.C211 Subcontinental small fern western spruce taiga source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.A211 Subcontinental small fern western spruce taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.A211 Subcontinental small fern western spruce taiga same
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