EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S4 - Temperate shrub heathland > S4-2 - Dry heath > S4-21 - Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths

Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths

Description (English)

Submontane, or sometimes lowland or coastal, heaths rich in Vaccinium spp., usually with Calluna vulgaris, Nardus stricta, Luzula campestris and Genista spp., of the northern and western British Isles, of the North Atlantic islands, of Fennoscandia, of the Hercynian ranges and the lower levels of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees and the Cordillera Cantabrica. Secondary stands originating after deforestation of pine and oak acidophilous forests also belong to this unit.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Luzula campestris
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Luzula campestris Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta 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) F4.21 Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.21 Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F4.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F4.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F4.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium-Calluna heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F4.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium-Calluna heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium-Calluna heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium-Calluna heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.21   same
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