Eastern Carpathian larch forests

Description (English)

Larix decidua woods on rocky calcareous substrates at the upper limit of the forest zone (1600-1750 metres) of the Southwestern Carpathians, sometimes with Pinus cembra and Picea abies, and with an herb layer formed by Saxifraga cuneifolia, Soldanella hungarica ssp. major, Campanula abietina, Moneses uniflora, Ranunculus carpaticus, Aquilegia transsilvanica, Hieracium rotundatum, Tricetum fuscum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-4531

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aquilegia transsilvanica
Flowering Plants Campanula abietina
Flowering Plants Hieracium rotundatum
Conifers Larix decidua
Flowering Plants Moneses uniflora
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus cembra
Flowering Plants Ranunculus carpaticus
Flowering Plants Saxifraga cuneifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aquilegia transsilvanica Flowering Plants
Campanula abietina Flowering Plants
Hieracium rotundatum Flowering Plants
Larix decidua Conifers
Moneses uniflora Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus cembra Conifers
Ranunculus carpaticus Flowering Plants
Saxifraga cuneifolia 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) G3.2531 Eastern Carpathian larch forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.2531 Eastern Carpathian larch forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.2531 Eastern Carpathian larch forests same
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