Boreal cloudberry spruce swamp forests

Description (English)

Oligotrophic, species-poor spruce swamp woods of the boreal western Palaearctic dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata in the tree layer, with an understorey dominated by Rubus chamaemorus and a species cortège like that of unit G3.D541, developed on oligotrophic soils with a high waterlevel.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-K242

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Rubus chamaemorus 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.D542 Boreal cloudberry spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D542 Boreal cloudberry spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D542 Boreal cloudberry spruce swamp woods same
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