Britannic chionophilous boreo-montane heaths

Description (English)

Low- to very low-growing low alpine and subalpine Vaccinium myrtillus heaths of the Highlands of Scotland, Skye, and, locally, the Southern Uplands and northern England, characteristic of somewhat more protected stations with longer snow cover than those of unit F2.251, with Empetrum hermaphroditum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Rubus chamaemorus, Cornus suecica, Carex bigelowii, Racomitrium lanuginosum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-242

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Cornus suecica
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Mosses & Liverworts Racomitrium lanuginosum
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Cornus suecica Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Racomitrium lanuginosum Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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) F2.252 Britannic chionophilous boreo-montane heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.252 Britannic chionophilous boreo-montane heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.252 Britannic chionophilous boreo-montane heaths same
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