Oceanic Bazzania pine taiga

Description (English)

Sparse woods of low-growing Pinus sylvestris, and some elements of birch, of maritime climate regions of western Norway, at subalpine levels, with an undergrowth dominated by Calluna vulgaris, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Empetrum nigrum, Vaccinium myrtillus, and with a species cortège characterized by the presence of Cornus suecica, Vaccinium uliginosum, Blechnum spicant, Pteridium aquilinum, Bazzania trilobata, Leucobryum glaucum, Racomitrium lanuginosum, Rhytidiadelphus loreus, Sphagnum nemoreum, Sphagnum quinquefarium; Picea abies is absent.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-G13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Blechnum spicant
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Cornus suecica
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Mosses & Liverworts Leucobryum glaucum
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Ferns Pteridium aquilinum
Mosses & Liverworts Racomitrium lanuginosum
Mosses & Liverworts Rhytidiadelphus loreus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum nemoreum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum quinquefarium
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Blechnum spicant Ferns
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cornus suecica Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Leucobryum glaucum Mosses & Liverworts
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pteridium aquilinum Ferns
Racomitrium lanuginosum Mosses & Liverworts
Rhytidiadelphus loreus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum nemoreum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum quinquefarium Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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.B13 Oceanic Bazzania pine taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.B13 Oceanic Bazzania pine taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.B13 Oceanic Bazzania pine taiga same
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