Hiberno-Scotian dwarf mountain heaths

Description (English)

Prostrate alpine and high-montane Calluna vulgaris or Vaccinium myrtillus heaths of windswept summits and ridges, with little snow cover, of the Highlands, the Inner Hebrides and, very locally, of the uplands of Ireland, England and Wales, with Loiseleuria procumbens, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Arctostaphylos alpinus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-241

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos alpinus
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Loiseleuria procumbens
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos alpinus Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Loiseleuria procumbens Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus 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) F2.251 Hiberno-Scotian dwarf mountain heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.251 Hiberno-Scotian dwarf mountain heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.251 Hiberno-Scotian dwarf mountain heaths same
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