Corsican sweet alder brush

Description (English)

One to three metre-tall brush of the Corsican endemic Alnus viridis ssp. suaveolens, sometimes accompanied by a few Sorbus aucuparia, Acer pseudoplatanus or Rhamnus alpinus, limited to the moist, cool, north-facing slopes (ubacs) and, locally, to humid torrent galleries on the south-facing slopes (adrets) of the subalpine (1600-2100 m) belt of Corsica.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-512

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Rhamnus alpinus
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Rhamnus alpinus Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia 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) F2.312 Corsican sweet alder brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.312 Corsican sweet alder brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.312 Corsican sweet alder brush same
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