Subalpine Sorbus brush

Description (English)

Thickets of the subalpine zone of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Jura, the Hercynian ranges, dominated by Sorbus aucuparia ssp. glabrata, Sorbus chamaemespilus, Sorbus mougeotii, Sorbus ambigua, Sorbus austriaca or other shrubby Sorbus species, in particular, tree-limit formations with Betula carpatica, Lonicera nigra, Prunus padus ssp. borealis (Padus petraea).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-531

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula carpatica
Flowering Plants Lonicera nigra
Flowering Plants Padus petraea
Flowering Plants Sorbus austriaca
Flowering Plants Sorbus chamaemespilus
Flowering Plants Sorbus mougeotii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula carpatica Flowering Plants
Lonicera nigra Flowering Plants
Padus petraea Flowering Plants
Sorbus austriaca Flowering Plants
Sorbus chamaemespilus Flowering Plants
Sorbus mougeotii 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) F2.331 Subalpine Sorbus brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.331 Subalpine Sorbus brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.331 Subalpine Sorbus brush same
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