Subalpine and oroboreal Salix brush

Description (English)

Willow-dominated communities of higher Eurasian mountains and of the boreal zone, mostly characteristic of the subalpine zone of the higher ranges of the Alpine system and its satellites, where many constitute facies of subalpine shrub and tall herb communities, of the slopes of lesser ranges in the boreal zone, including the Scandinavian mountains, of Iceland and of the northern British Isles (cf. unit E5.5). Vegetation of the alliance Salicion silesiacae. Species composition is very variable and endemic species are highly represented here.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-52
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

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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) F2.32 Subalpine and oroboreal Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.32 Subalpine and oroboreal Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.32 Subalpine and oroboreal Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.32 Subalpine and oroboreal Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.32 Mountain Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.12 Mountain Salix brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.12 Mountain willow brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.62 Mountain willow brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.62 Mountain willow brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.62   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.62   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.62   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.62   same
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