Carpathian relict calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests

Description (English)

Isolated, calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests of the western Carpathians, related to the spring heath Scots pine forests of the Alpine area, limited to a few small enclaves in the Strazov mountains, the Velka Fatra, the Pienini (Pinus sylvestris-Calamagrostis varia community, Pinus sylvestris-Carex alba community), the Slovakian inner-Carpathian basins and the Slovakian Erzgebirge. Erica herbacea and Polygala chamaebuxus are absent; the undergrowth includes a number of species of continental distribution and xerothermic affinities, some, western Carpathian endemics; characteristic are Linum flavum, Carex humilis, Carex alba, Calamagrostis varia, Pulsatilla slavica, Thymus carpathicus, Primula auricula ssp. hungarica, Globularia aphyllanthes, Campanula carpatica, Festuca tatrae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-542

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calamagrostis varia
Flowering Plants Campanula carpatica
Flowering Plants Carex alba
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Erica herbacea
Flowering Plants Festuca tatrae
Flowering Plants Globularia aphyllanthes
Flowering Plants Linum flavum
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Polygala chamaebuxus
Flowering Plants Pulsatilla slavica
Flowering Plants Thymus carpathicus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis varia Flowering Plants
Campanula carpatica Flowering Plants
Carex alba Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Erica herbacea Flowering Plants
Festuca tatrae Flowering Plants
Globularia aphyllanthes Flowering Plants
Linum flavum Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Polygala chamaebuxus Flowering Plants
Pulsatilla slavica Flowering Plants
Thymus carpathicus 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) G3.442 Carpathian relict calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.442 Carpathian relict calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.442 Carpathian relict calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.441 Carpathian relict calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.542 Carpathian relict calcicolous Scots pine forests same
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