Oro-Scandian bilberry-dwarf cornel birch forests

Description (English)

Low to medium tall (to 6 m) Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods of the mountains of Norway and northern Finland, extending from the subalpine belt down, in western Norway, to the fjords, developing in somewhat warmer and wetter areas and occupying thick humus layers on weak podsols of sandy more nutrient-rich moraines than those of units G1.91721 and G1.91722, with an undergrowth dominated by Cornus suecica, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Deschampsia flexuosa, accompanied by taller shrubs, primarily of Juniperus communis and Salix spp.; accompanying species include Linnaea borealis, Solidago virgaurea, Trientalis europaea, Vaccinium uliginosum, Molinia caerulea, Luzula sylvatica, Thelypteris limbosperma, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Blechnum spicant, Dryopteris expansa, Dicranum scoparium, Dicranum majus, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Cladonia spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C1423

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Blechnum spicant
Flowering Plants Cornus suecica
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum majus
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Ferns Dryopteris expansa
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Ferns Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Luzula sylvatica
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Ferns Thelypteris limbosperma
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Blechnum spicant Ferns
Cornus suecica Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Dicranum majus Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Dryopteris expansa Ferns
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Ferns
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Juniperus communis Conifers
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Luzula sylvatica Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Thelypteris limbosperma Ferns
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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) G1.91723 Oro-Scandian bilberry-dwarf cornel birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.91723 Oro-Scandian bilberry-dwarf cornel birch woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.91723 Oro-Scandian bilberry-dwarf cornel birch woods same
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