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

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..

Natura 2000-Code

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.


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.

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