Boreal neutrocline sphagnum spruce forests

Description (English)

Woods of neutrocline to basicline fens of the western Palaearctic taiga zone dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata, generally accompanied by Betula pubescens, with an undergrowth rich in herbs, graminids and sphagna. The species cortège includes Caltha palustris, Galium palustre, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, Pedicularis palustris, Peucedanum palustre, Solidago virgaurea, Agrostis canina, Carex dioica, Carex echinata, Carex vaginata, Sphagnum centrale, Sphagnum squarrosum, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum teres, Sphagnum warnstorfii, Calliergon cordifolium, Calliergon richardsonii, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Helodium blandowii, Mnium spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-K12

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis canina
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon cordifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon richardsonii
Flowering Plants Caltha palustris
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Flowering Plants Galium palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Helodium blandowii
Flowering Plants Lysimachia thyrsiflora
Flowering Plants Pedicularis palustris
Flowering Plants Peucedanum palustre
Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum centrale
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum squarrosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum teres
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis canina Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Calliergon cordifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon richardsonii Mosses & Liverworts
Caltha palustris Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Galium palustre Flowering Plants
Helodium blandowii Mosses & Liverworts
Lysimachia thyrsiflora Flowering Plants
Pedicularis palustris Flowering Plants
Peucedanum palustre Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Solidago virgaurea Flowering Plants
Sphagnum centrale Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum squarrosum 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.D42 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D42 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D42 Boreal neutrocline sphagnum spruce woods same
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