Sphagnum Betula forests

Description (English)

Forests of Betula pubescens or Betula carpatica on peaty, humid and very acid soils, colonizing bogs of reduced peat building activity and acid fens of the boreal, sub-boreal and nemoral zones, very locally of the wooded steppe and steppe zones, with Molinia caerulea, Vaccinium spp., Empetrum nigrum, Trientalis europaea, Eriophorum vaginatum and many sphagna e.g. Sphagnum fallax, Sphagnum magellanicum, mosses and liverworts.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-61
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula carpatica
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fallax
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula carpatica Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Sphagnum fallax Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.51 Sphagnum Betula woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.66 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.A1 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.A1 Sphagnum birch woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.A1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.A1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.A1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.A1   same
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