Subalpine birch brush

Description (English)

Thickets or scrub of the subalpine zone of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Hercynian ranges, usually at the tree-limit, dominated by shrubby or krumholtz birches, in particular, Betula carpatica, Betula pubescens, often with Sorbus aucuparia ssp. glabrata, Lonicera nigra, Prunus padus ssp. borealis (Padus petraea).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-532

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula carpatica
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Lonicera nigra
Flowering Plants Padus petraea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula carpatica Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Lonicera nigra Flowering Plants
Padus petraea 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) F2.332 Subalpine birch brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.332 Subalpine birch brush same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.332 Subalpine birch brush same
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