Oroboreal Betula scrub

Description (English)

Very low scrubs formed in exposed situations by otherwise thicket-building birches of boreal mountains and mountainous regions, in particular Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii (Betula tortuosa, Betula pubescens ssp. tortuosa, Betula kusmisscheffii) of Iceland, Greenland, the boreal mountains of Scandinavia, the Urals. These form dwarf facies of the woods and thickets of unit G1.917.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-54

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula kusmisscheffii
Flowering Plants Betula tortuosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula kusmisscheffii Flowering Plants
Betula tortuosa 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) F2.34 Oroboreal Betula scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.34 Oroboreal Betula scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.34 Oroboreal Betula scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.34 Oroboreal Betula scrub same
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