Lichen Pinus taiga

Description (English)

Woods of Pinus sylvestris of Fennoscandia, the Baltic States and northern Russia, with a very low, sparse, dwarf-shrub layer and a ground layer dominated by lichens mainly of genus Cladonia, notably Cladonia rangiferina, Cladonia alpestris, Cladonia mitis. Participating species include Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Cetraria islandica, Dicranum polysetum, Dicranum spurium, Pleurozium schreberi, Stereocaulon spp., installed on podsols with a thin raw humus layer, often on sand sediment.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-G4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Fungi Cetraria islandica
Fungi Cladonia mitis
Fungi Cladonia rangiferina
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum polysetum
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum spurium
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Cetraria islandica Fungi
Cladonia mitis Fungi
Cladonia rangiferina Fungi
Dicranum polysetum Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum spurium Mosses & Liverworts
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
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.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.B4 Lichen Pinus taiga same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.A8 Lichen pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 42.C8 Lichen pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 42.C8 Lichen pine taiga same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 42.C8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 42.C8   same
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