EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-G - Pinus sylvestris taiga forest > T3-G2 - Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga

Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga

Description (English)

Conifer forests of the taiga belt of western Eurasia, limited to southern and central Finland, central and northern Sweden and southeastern Norway, the Baltic States, southern boreal and boreonemoral Russia, dominated by Pinus sylvestris, often accompanied by Picea abies, which may dominate or codominate, with an ericoid-dominated, moss-rich and lichen-rich undergrowth mostly formed by Vaccinium vitis-idaea with Empetrum nigrum, Empetrum hermaphroditum. The species cortège includes Betula pubescens, Calluna vulgaris, Ledum palustre, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Pyrola chlorantha, Goodyera repens, Deschampsia flexuosa, Lycopodium complanatum, Cladonia spp., Dicranum scoparium, Dicranum polysetum, Dicranum fuscescens, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi. They occur on sandy moraines or calcareous sand sediments in low rainfall areas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-G2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum fuscescens
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum polysetum
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Goodyera repens
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Ferns Lycopodium complanatum
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Pyrola chlorantha
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Dicranum fuscescens Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum polysetum Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Goodyera repens Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Lycopodium complanatum Ferns
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Pyrola chlorantha Flowering Plants
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.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea Pinus and Picea - Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.B2 Vaccinium vitis-idaea-Pinus and Picea-Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.A6 Cowberry pine and spruce-pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.C6 Cowberry pine and spruce-pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.C6 Cowberry pine and spruce-pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.C6   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.C6   same
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