Boreal Labrador tea Scots pine bog woods

English name: Boreal Labrador tea Scots pine bog woods

Description (English)

Scots pine bog woods of the western boreal region of the Palaearctic formed of Pinus sylvestris with a shrub layer dominated by Ledum palustre, Calluna vulgaris, Chamaedaphne calyculata in eastern Finland, or Betula nana in the north, with Eriophorum vaginatum; the mucinal layer is dominated by Sphagnum angustifolium with Sphagnum fuscum, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum russowii, Polytrichum strictum, Pleurozium schreberi, Aulacomnium palustre, characteristic of dry mires with relatively low-lying groundwater surface.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.D)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Aulacomnium palustre
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Chamaedaphne calyculata
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum strictum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum russowii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aulacomnium palustre Mosses & Liverworts
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Chamaedaphne calyculata Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Polytrichum strictum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum russowii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A231 Boreal Labrador tea Scots pine bog woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D11 Boreal Labrador tea Scots pine bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D11 Boreal Labrador tea Scots pine bog woods same
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