Boreo-nemoral small-herb western spruce taiga

English name: Boreo-nemoral small-herb western spruce taiga

Description (English)

Forests of Picea abies, accompanied, in a second tree layer by deciduous trees, in particular, Quercus robur, Tilia cordata, Acer platanoides, Ulmus laevis, sometimes with Pinus sylvestris and/or Populus tremula in the canopy, with a low understorey dominated by dwarf-shrubs and low-growing herbs, of which many are of nemoral affinities, often with a well-developed taller shrub layer that may include much Sorbus aucuparia, characteristic of boreonemoral regions of Russia west of the western Ural piedmont, Belarus, the Baltic States and northeastern Poland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.A34
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 Acer platanoides
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Populus tremula
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Tilia cordata
Flowering Plants Ulmus laevis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Populus tremula Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Tilia cordata Flowering Plants
Ulmus laevis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.C34 Boreo-nemoral small-herb 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.A34 Boreo-nemoral small-herb western spruce taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.A34 Boreo-nemoral small-herb western spruce taiga same
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