Oroboreal Salix scrub

Description (English)

Willow-dominated scrub of boreal mountains and mountainous regions, in particular of the Highlands of Scotland, the mountains of Iceland, the boreal mountains of Scandinavia, European Russia, Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. Mostly characteristic of a suprasylvatic belt in the lower arcto-alpine or oroboreal zone, they may extend into the taiga belt in exposed locations and edaphic enclaves, and ascend locally into the arcto-alpine zone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-522

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

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History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.322 Oroboreal Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.322 Oroboreal Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.322 Oroboreal Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.321 Subarctic Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.121 Subarctic Salix scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.622 Boreo-Alpine willow brush same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.622 Boreo-Alpine willow brush same
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