Pinus mugo bog forests

Description (English)

Woods or scrubs formed by erect or prostrate members of the Pinus mugo complex, namely the tall, single-stemmed Pinus uncinata, the multi-stemmed, up to 8m tall, Pinus rotundata, and the multi-stemmed, up to 2m tall, Pinus mugo, developing on drier buttes and ridges of raised bogs, acid fens and transition moors of the Alps, the pre-Alpine plateaux and valleys, the Jura, the Carpathians, the higher Hercynian ranges and associated hills and depressions, with Eriophorum vaginatum, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Sphagnum spp. and sometimes Betula nana.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-J4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Conifers Pinus mugo
Conifers Pinus rotundata
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Pinus mugo Conifers
Pinus rotundata Conifers
Pinus uncinata Conifers
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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.E1 Pinus mugo bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.E1 Pinus mugo bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.E1 Pinus mugo bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.E1 Pinus mugo bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.E1 Pinus rotundata bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.E1 Pinus rotundata bog woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G3.43 Mountain pine bog woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.A3 Mountain pine bog woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.A3 Mountain pine bog woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.A3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.A3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.A3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.A3   same
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