EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-F - Picea taiga forest > T3-F1 - Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga

Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga

Description (English)

Forests of Picea abies, Picea obovata, or Picea spp. and Pinus sylvestris, of Fennoscandia, Russia west of the Ural piedmont, Belarus, the Baltic States, northeastern Poland, with an understorey dominated by Vaccinium myrtillus, Deschampsia flexuosa and mosses, developed on mesic moraine ground, on podsols with heavy raw humus. They constitute the most widespread and characteristic type of western spruce taiga in the boreal zone and extend to the boreonemoral zone. Accompanying small tree and shrub species include Betula pubescens, Sorbus aucuparia, Empetrum spp., Juniperus communis, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Ledum palustre (in the north), with a field layer comprising Linnaea borealis, Maianthemum bifolium, Melampyrum pratense, Solidago virgaurea, Trientalis europaea, Luzula pilosa, Lycopodium annotinum, Dicranum spp., Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi. In the boreo-nemoral zone, deciduous trees may accompany the conifers, in particular, Quercus robur, Tilia cordata, Acer platanoides, Ulmus laevis, Populus tremula.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-F1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Luzula pilosa
Ferns Lycopodium annotinum
Flowering Plants Maianthemum bifolium
Flowering Plants Melampyrum pratense
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Populus tremula
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Tilia cordata
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Ulmus laevis
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Juniperus communis Conifers
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Luzula pilosa Flowering Plants
Lycopodium annotinum Ferns
Maianthemum bifolium Flowering Plants
Melampyrum pratense Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Populus tremula Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Tilia cordata Flowering Plants
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Ulmus laevis Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.A1 Vaccinium myrtillus western Picea taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.A1 Bilberry western spruce taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.C1 Bilberry western spruce taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.C1 Bilberry western spruce taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.C1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.C1   same
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