Fenno-Scandian boreo-alpine heaths

Description (English)

Alpine heaths of the boreal mountains of Scandinavia, with Juniperus nana, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Loiseleuria procumbens, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Vaccinium spp., Arctostaphylos alpinus, dwarf Salix spp., Betula nana and elements of alpine flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-243

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos alpinus
Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Loiseleuria procumbens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos alpinus Flowering Plants
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Juniperus nana Conifers
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) F2.254 Fenno-Scandian boreo-alpine heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.254 Fenno-Scandian boreo-alpine heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.254 Fenno-Scandian boreo-alpine heaths same
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