Alpine prostrate willow brush

Description (English)

Dwarf shrub heaths and espaliers of the alpine and subalpine belts of the Alps, formed by prostrate or near-prostrate Salix alpina, Salix breviserrata, Salix reticulata, Salix retusa, and occasionally very small forms of Salix species characteristic of unit F2.3211; snow patch communities dominated by Salix reticulata or Salix retusa (unit F2.1211) are excluded.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-5212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix alpina
Flowering Plants Salix breviserrata
Flowering Plants Salix reticulata
Flowering Plants Salix retusa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix alpina Flowering Plants
Salix breviserrata Flowering Plants
Salix reticulata Flowering Plants
Salix retusa 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) F2.3212 Alpine prostrate willow brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.3212 Alpine prostrate willow brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.3212 Alpine prostrate willow brush same
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