Subcontinental Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Forests dominated by Pinus sylvestris of acid, often podsolised, sands of the plains and hills of middle Europe. Associated trees include Quercus robur, Quercus petraea, Betula pendula, Fagus sylvatica; Vaccinium myrtillus, Calluna vulgaris, Dicranum undulatum are usually prominent in the ground layer, Molinia caerulea may be abundant in humid stands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-521

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum undulatum
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Quercus petraea
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Dicranum undulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Quercus petraea Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus 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) G3.421 Subcontinental Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.421 Subcontinental Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.421 Subcontinental Scots pine forests same
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