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-J23 - Boreal neutrocline sphagnum Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Boreal neutrocline sphagnum Pinus sylvestris fen forests

Description (English)

Pinus sylvestris fen woods of the boreal region of the western Palaearctic, with a sparse tree layer and an undergrowth comprising a combination of ericoid shrub hummocks and wetter lawns and depressions, constituting a highly varied ensemble that may include neutrophile or even basicline species. Sedges, in particular Carex lasiocarpa and Carex rostrata, may be prominent or dominant; the species cortege includes Andromeda polifolia, Betula nana, Empetrum spp., Rubus chamaemorus, Pedicularis palustris, Menyanthes trifoliata, Tofieldia pusilla, Carex dioica, Carex echinata, Carex chordorrhiza, Scirpus cespitosus ssp. cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum), Eriophorum vaginatum, Molinia caerulea, Equisetum fluviatile, Drepanocladus badius, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Sphagnum fuscum, Sphagnum platyphyllum, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum teres, Sphagnum warnstorfii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-J23

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Carex chordorrhiza
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Pedicularis palustris
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus badius
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum platyphyllum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum teres
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Carex chordorrhiza Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Pedicularis palustris Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus badius Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum platyphyllum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum teres Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii 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.D23 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D23 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum Scots pine fen woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D23 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum Scots pine fen woods same
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