Sub-boreal fen spruce forests

Description (English)

Peaty soils Picea abies or Picea abies-Pinus sylvestris forests of northern central and eastern Europe, south of the main, boreal and boreonemoral, area of continuous natural lowland occurrence of spruce, with Listera cordata, Moneses uniflora, Sphagnum girgensohnii, and, in drier places, Maianthemum bifolium, Oxalis acetosella.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-K32

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Picea abies
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Listera cordata
Flowering Plants Maianthemum bifolium
Flowering Plants Moneses uniflora
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum girgensohnii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Picea abies Conifers
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Listera cordata Flowering Plants
Maianthemum bifolium Flowering Plants
Moneses uniflora Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella 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.E52 Sub-boreal fen spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.E52 Sub-boreal fen spruce woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.E52 Subboreal fen spruce woods same
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