Oro-Scandian crowberry-lichen birch forests

Description (English)

Low (2-3 m) Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods of the subalpine belt of northern, western and inner mountains of Fennoscandia with a lichen-rich ericoid-dominated undergrowth formed by Empetrum hermaphroditum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Phyllodoce caerulea, accompanied by junipers (Juniperus nana), dwarf birch (Betula nana), willows (Salix spp.).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C1421

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Phyllodoce caerulea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus nana Conifers
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Phyllodoce caerulea Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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) G1.91721 Oro-Scandian crowberry-lichen birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91721 Oro-Scandian crowberry-lichen birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91721 Oro-Scandian crowberry-lichen birch woods same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100