Meso-acidophilous birch swamp woods

English name: Meso-acidophilous birch swamp woods

Description (English)

Sphagnum-rich Betula pubescens or Betula carpatica woods of the boreal and nemoral western Palaearctic in which the presence of species characteristic of subhumid mineral soils indicate a transition towards acidophilous birch and oak woods; Salix cinerea, Alnus glutinosa, Lysimachia vulgaris, Luzula sylvatica, Oxalis acetosella, Deschampsia flexuosa may be prominent, next to Molinia caerulea. Conifers, mostly Picea abies, may participate in the canopy of boreal and sub-boreal communities.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.513
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.51)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Betula carpatica
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Luzula sylvatica
Flowering Plants Lysimachia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Salix cinerea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Betula carpatica Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Luzula sylvatica Flowering Plants
Lysimachia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Salix cinerea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A13 Meso-acidophilous birch swamp woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.513 Meso-acidophilous birch swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.513 Meso-acidophilous birch swamp woods same
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