EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > T - Forest and other wooded land > T3 - Coniferous forest > T3-K - Picea mire forest > T3-K3 - Nemoral peatmoss Picea forests > T3-K31 - Peri-Alpine peatmoss spruce forests

Peri-Alpine peatmoss spruce forests

Description (English)

Montane and subalpine peaty soils Picea abies forests of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Jura, the great Hercynian ranges, and, very locally, the Dinarides, often dense, carpeted with sphagnum and mosses, accompanied occasionally by Abies alba, and with an understorey of Sorbus aucuparia, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Deschampsia flexuosa, Calamagrostis villosa, Blechnum spicant, Dryopteris dilatata, Maianthemum bifolium, Homogyne alpina and Listera cordata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-K31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Abies alba
Ferns Blechnum spicant
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis villosa
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Ferns Dryopteris dilatata
Flowering Plants Homogyne alpina
Flowering Plants Listera cordata
Flowering Plants Maianthemum bifolium
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers
Blechnum spicant Ferns
Calamagrostis villosa Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Dryopteris dilatata Ferns
Homogyne alpina Flowering Plants
Listera cordata Flowering Plants
Maianthemum bifolium Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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.E51 Peri-Alpine peatmoss spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.E51 Peri-Alpine peatmoss spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.E51 Peri-Alpine peatmoss spruce woods same
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