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-J22 - Boreal dwarf scrub Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Boreal dwarf scrub Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Description (English)

Oligotrophic, acidophile Pinus sylvestris woods of peat-forming fens, fen edges, bog edges, lake shores of the boreal region of the western Palaearctic with an understorey dominated by ericoid shrubs, in particular, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Empetrum nigrum, Ledum palustre, associated with Betula nana, and accompanied by an abundance of Eriophorum vaginatum, of acidophilous sphagnum mosses, in particular, Sphagnum fuscum, Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum nemoreum, Sphagnum russowii, and of lichens of genus Cladonia. The species cortège habitually includes Picea abies, Betula pubescens, Rubus chamaemorus, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Molinia caerulea, Pleurozium schreberi, Polytrichum commune and, regionally, Chamaedaphne calyculata, Erica tetralix, Myrica gale, Carex globulosa.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-J22

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Chamaedaphne calyculata
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum nemoreum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum russowii
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
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Chamaedaphne calyculata Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum nemoreum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum russowii 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.D22 Boreal dwarf scrub Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D22 Boreal dwarf scrub Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D22 Boreal dwarf scrub Scots pine fen woods same
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