Central European Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Main-range acidophilous Pinus sylvestris forests of diluvial sands of the northeastern plains and hills of Central Europe, where they reach their greatest dominance, and of the nemoral belt of the middle and southern Sarmatic region, in areas of less xericity or continentality than those occupied by the steppe woods of unit G3.423. They are distributed from Franconia and the inner Bohemian basin, through eastern Germany, to western and central Poland, extending, more locally, in areas of greater prevalence of steppe woods, to eastern Poland, Belarus, the northern Ukraine and Russia to the eastern confines of the Nemoral zone of western Eurasia. They are very similar to some taiga formations of which they often represent an outpost beyond the boreal and boreonemoral range of Picea abies; their separation from boreo-nemoral taiga pine woods of unit G3.B is generally arbitrary and one of regional convenience.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-5211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris 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) G3.4211 Central European Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.4211 Central European Scots pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.4211 Central European Scots pine forests same
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