Temperate Rubus scrub

Description (English)

Low Rubus-dominated scrub, deciduous or sometimes evergreen, of successions and ecotones in a wide variety of semi-natural landscapes through the Atlantic zone and elsewhere in sub-montane Europe where a locally moist climate prevails. Rubus is an enormously diverse genus of often apomictic and endemic taxa with associated floras related to soil base-status and moisture.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Cirsium arvense
Flowering Plants Elymus repens
Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis epigejos
Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Heracleum sphondylium
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Epilobium angustifolium
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Cirsium arvense Flowering Plants
Elymus repens Flowering Plants
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis epigejos Flowering Plants
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Heracleum sphondylium Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Epilobium angustifolium Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus 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) F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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