Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods

English name: Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods

Description (English)

Scots pine fen woods of the western boreal region of the Palaearctic, with a tree layer of Pinus sylvestris, field layer dominated by Carex globularis, a dwarf-shrub layer sparser than in Scots pine fen woods of unit G3.D22, and a ground layer dominated by the acidophilous sphagna Sphagnum angustifolium or Sphagnum fuscum. The species cortège comprises Betula nana, Andromeda polifolia, Calluna vulgaris, Empetrum spp., Ledum palustre, Myrica gale, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Rubus chamaemorus, Carex pauciflora, Eriophorum vaginatum, Polytrichum commune, Sphagnum magellanicum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D21
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
Flowering Plants Carex globularis
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
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
Carex globularis Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos 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.A241 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D21 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D21 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods same
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