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Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea)


NATURA 2000 Code: 9410

Definition:

Montane to sub-alpine natural or near-natural spruce forests (Vaccinio-Piceetea) of the Alps and the low mountain ranges within the natural range of Picea. Comprises stands under a range of site conditions from siliceous to calcareous soils, and occurring as hydrophilous types influenced by cold air flows to xerophilous types.


Notes on habitat mapping:

Characterized by the dominance of spruce and occurring within the natural range of spruce. Spruce plantations outside of the natural range of Picea woodlands are excluded.


Additional notes:

In the EU the natural spruce forests with Picea orientalis and the natural spruce forests of the Caucasus with Picea omorika are included in this habitat type.


Last Change: 17/01/2012

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