Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths

Description (English)

Alpine and high-montane heaths of the highlands and islands of Scotland and, very locally, of the Lake District and of Ireland, alpine and lowland boreal heaths of Iceland, alpine heaths of boreal mountains, in particular of the mountains of Scandinavia, of the Urals, of the mountains of Siberia, alpine heaths of Far Eastern mountains at, or just south of, the limits of the boreal zone, with Juniperus nana, Loiseleuria procumbens, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Arctostaphylos alpinus, Phyllodoce caerulea, Betula nana and elements of alpine flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-24

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos alpinus
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Loiseleuria procumbens
Flowering Plants Phyllodoce caerulea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos alpinus Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Juniperus nana Conifers
Loiseleuria procumbens Flowering Plants
Phyllodoce caerulea 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) F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.45 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.45 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.45   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.45   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.45   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.45   same
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