EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-J - Pinus bog forest > T3-J2 - Boreal sphagnum Pinus sylvestris fen forests > T3-J21 - Boreal globe sedge Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Boreal globe sedge Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Description (English)

Scots pine fen woods of the western boreal region of the Palaearctic, with a tree layer of Pinus sylvestris, field layer dominated by Carex globularis, a dwarf-shrub layer sparser than in Scots pine fen woods of unit G3.D22, and a ground layer dominated by the acidophilous sphagna Sphagnum angustifolium or Sphagnum fuscum. The species cortège comprises Betula nana, Andromeda polifolia, Calluna vulgaris, Empetrum spp., Ledum palustre, Myrica gale, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Rubus chamaemorus, Carex pauciflora, Eriophorum vaginatum, Polytrichum commune, Sphagnum magellanicum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-J21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex globularis
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex globularis Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts

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.D21 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D21 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D21 Boreal globe sedge Scots pine fen woods same
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