Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests

Description (English)

Subalpine Larix decidua, Larix decidua-Pinus cembra, Larix decidua-mountain pine, Pinus cembra and Pinus cembra-mountain pine forests of the western, and mostly southwestern Alps, in regions where Pinus uncinata usually associates with Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra. Characteristically xeric, open formations, they are best characterized by their understorey.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-43

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Larix decidua
Conifers Pinus cembra
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Larix decidua Conifers
Pinus cembra Conifers
Pinus uncinata Conifers

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) G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.23 Western Larix, mountain pine and Pinus cembra forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.33 Western larch, mountain pine and arolla forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.33 Western larch, mountain pine and arolla forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.33 Western larch, mountain pine and arolla forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.33   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 42.33   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 42.33   same
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