Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths

Description (English)

Very low, single-stratum, carpets of trailing azalea, Loiseleuria procumbens, prostrate Vaccinium spp. or other prostrate ericoid shrublets, accompanied by lichens Cetraria islandica, Cladonia spp., of windswept, mostly snowfree, localities in the alpine belt of the high mountains of the Alpine system, with an outpost in the Balkan Peninsula: Šar planina (Kosovo).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Fungi Cetraria islandica
Flowering Plants Loiseleuria procumbens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cetraria islandica Fungi
Loiseleuria procumbens 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) F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.41 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.41 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.41   same
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