Dinaric spruce forests

Description (English)

Spruce forests of the subalpine, montane or submontane levels of the Dinarides dominated by Picea abies with a varying admixture of Abies alba, Fagus sylvatica or both. They include subalpine spruce forests, edaphic or microclimatic montane spruce or fir-spruce forests and, occasionally, spruce-dominated facies of montane or submontane Fagion illyricum and Fagion moesiacum beech-fir forests. They extend throughout the range, from the northern edge of the Dinarides in Slovenia south to the Tara, Povlen, Zlatibor, Golija, Zeljin and Kopaonik ranges, immediately to the north of the Metohija depression.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-155

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Conifers Picea abies
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers

Other classifications

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


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G3.1F5 Dinaric spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1F5 Dinaric spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1F5 Dinaric spruce forests same
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