Boreal heath Scots pine bog woods

English name: Boreal heath 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 the ericaceous shrubs Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea and by Betula nana, with Eriophorum vaginatum, Andromeda polifolia, Empetrum nigrum, Rubus chamaemorus, and a mucinal layer dominated by Sphagnum fuscum and Pleurozium schreberi, accompanied by Sphagnum magellanicum, Cladonia rangiferina. In Finland, this type of bog woods occupies entire mire areas. This type also occurs on hummocks in concentric raised bogs, on strings in the excentric bogs and aapa mires, and as marginal woodland around concentric raised bogs with treeless plateaux.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D12
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

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Fungi Cladonia rangiferina
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cladonia rangiferina Fungi
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A232 Boreal heath 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.D12 Boreal heath Scots pine bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D12 Boreal heath Scots pine bog woods same
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