Barbilophozia birch-pine taiga

Description (English)

Sparse woodlands of suboceanic subalpine Scandinavia dominated by Pinus sylvestris, with much Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii, accompanied by some low-growing Picea abies, with an undergrowth dominated by Calluna vulgaris and Empetrum hermaphroditum, with Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Betula nana, Cornus suecica, Deschampsia flexuosa and thick cushions of lichens and mosses formed by Cladonia islandica, Cladonia rangiferina, Cladonia sylvatica, Dicranum scoparium, Pleurozium schreberi, Barbilophozia lycopodioides, Dicranum fuscescens, Hylocomium splendens, Sphagnum nemoreum. They are installed on podsols with heavy raw humus in cool, submaritime, moist mostly northern boreal regions.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-G12

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Fungi Cladonia rangiferina
Flowering Plants Cornus suecica
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum fuscescens
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum nemoreum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cladonia rangiferina Fungi
Cornus suecica Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Dicranum fuscescens Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum nemoreum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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.B12 Barbilophozia birch-pine taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.B12 Barbilophozia birch-pine taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.B12 Barbilophozia birch-pine taiga same
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