Boreal horsetail spruce swamp forests

Description (English)

Oligotrophic, species-poor spruce swamp woods of the western Palaearctic taiga dominated by Picea abies or Picea obovata with an understorey dominated by Equisetum sylvaticum and Sphagnum girgensohnii, accompanied by a species cortège that includes Calamagrostis purpurea, Carex vaginata, Linnaea borealis and many species in common with that of unit G3.D541.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-K243

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Picea obovata
Ferns Equisetum sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis purpurea
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum girgensohnii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Picea obovata Conifers
Equisetum sylvaticum Ferns
Calamagrostis purpurea Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Sphagnum girgensohnii 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.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.D543 Boreal horsetail spruce swamp woods same
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