Boreal brown moss spruce fen woods

English name: Boreal brown moss spruce fen woods

Description (English)

Low, eutrophic fen woods of the western Palaearctic taiga dominated by Picea abies, accompanied by Betula pubescens, with an understorey rich in herbs, dwarf-shrubs, graminids and brown mosses. The species cortège includes Betula nana, Vaccinium uliginosum, Carex diandra, Carex dioica, Carex limosa, Carex rostrata, Carex vaginata, Carex chordorrhiza, Scirpus cespitosus ssp. cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum), Equisetum palustre, Crepis paludosa, Filipendula ulmaria, Geum rivale, Menyanthes trifoliata, Parnassia palustris, Potentilla palustris, Saussurea alpina, Saxifraga hirculus, Aulacomnium palustre, Drepanocladus spp., Helodium blandowii, Hylocomium splendens, Paludella squarrosa, Pleurozium schreberi, Sphagnum warnstorfii, Tomentypnum nitens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D43
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

Conifers Picea abies
Ferns Equisetum palustre
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Carex chordorrhiza
Flowering Plants Carex diandra
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Flowering Plants Crepis paludosa
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Geum rivale
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Flowering Plants Saussurea alpina
Flowering Plants Saxifraga hirculus
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Mosses & Liverworts Aulacomnium palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Helodium blandowii
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Mosses & Liverworts Tomentypnum nitens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Equisetum palustre Ferns
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Carex chordorrhiza Flowering Plants
Carex diandra Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Crepis paludosa Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Geum rivale Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants
Saussurea alpina Flowering Plants
Saxifraga hirculus Flowering Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Aulacomnium palustre Mosses & Liverworts
Helodium blandowii Mosses & Liverworts
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts
Tomentypnum nitens Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A433 Boreal brown moss spruce 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.D43 Boreal brown moss spruce fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D43 Boreal brown moss spruce fen woods same
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