Boreo-Atlantic crowberry-bog bilberry birch forests

Description (English)

Woods and thickets of Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii of Iceland and western Norway with an ericoid-dominated undergrowth, formed mainly by Empetrum hermaphroditum, dominant in Iceland, and Vaccinium uliginosum, dominant in Norway, accompanied by Calluna vulgaris, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Betula nana, Deschampsia flexuosa, mosses and, in Iceland, Juncus trifidus, Kobresia myosuroides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C1411

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Flowering Plants Kobresia myosuroides
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants
Kobresia myosuroides Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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) G1.91711 Boreo-Atlantic crowberry-bog bilberry birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91711 Boreo-Atlantic crowberry-bog bilberry birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91711 Boreo-Atlantic crowberry-bog bilberry birch woods same
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