Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods

English name: Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods

Description (English)

Oligotrophic, species-poor spruce swamp woods of the western Palaearctic taiga dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata with an understorey dominated by Equisetum sylvaticum and Sphagnum girgensohnii, accompanied by a species cortège that includes Calamagrostis purpurea, Carex vaginata, Linnaea borealis and many species in common with that of unit G3.D541.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.D543
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 Calamagrostis purpurea
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Ferns Equisetum sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum girgensohnii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis purpurea Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Equisetum sylvaticum Ferns
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Sphagnum girgensohnii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.A4443 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
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