EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > D - Mires, bogs and fens > D3 - Aapa, palsa and polygon mires > D3.1 - Palsa mires > D3.11 - Palsa mounds > D3.111 - Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds

Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds

English name: Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds

Description (English)

Palsa domes, ridges and plateaux of Fennoscandia, restricted to the low alpine, subalpine and sometimes upper conifer forest levels of the northern, arctoalpine, Fennoscandian mountains of Troms, Finnmark, Swedish and Finnish Lapland, with outposts on the Dovre plateau in the boreoalpine mountains of Norway, occupied by dwarf shrub communities composed mainly of Betula nana, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Ledum palustre, Rubus chamaemorus, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, with Vaccinium microcarpum, the mosses Dicranum elongatum, Polytrichum alpestre, Pleurozium schreberi and lichens, in particular of genus Cladonia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D3.111
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D3.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium microcarpum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum elongatum
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum alpestre
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium microcarpum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Dicranum elongatum Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Polytrichum alpestre Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.911 Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D3.111 Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D3.111 Northern Fennoscandian palsa mounds same
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