EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra > F4 - Temperate shrub heathland > F4.2 - Dry heaths > F4.21 - Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths

Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths

English name: Submontane Vaccinium - heather 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 F4.21
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F4.2)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

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

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.21 Sub-montane Vaccinium-Calluna heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.6a Bilberry-Cowberry variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.3 Heather-Crowberry-Cowberry heath type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.5a Dry heather heath-Bearberry variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.1 Rhacomitrium lanuginosum - Mountain Crowberry type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.5 Heather Heath type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.6 Bilberry-Heather heath type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.5d Heather-Hard fern variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.3a Dwarf shrub-Purple Moorgrass variant n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H18 Vaccinium myrtillus-Deschampsia flexuosa heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H12 Calluna vulgaris-Vaccinium myrtillus heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H22 Vaccinium myrtillus-Rubus chamaemorus heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H19 Vaccinium myrtillus-Cladonia arbuscula heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H16 Calluna vulgaris-Arctostaphylos uva-ursi heath narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H20 Vaccinium myrtillus-Racomitrium lanuginosum heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H21 Calluna vulgaris-Vaccinium myrtillus-Sphagnum capillifolium heath overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.1 Lande subatlantique acidophile wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T8.2 SEKUNDÁRNÍ PODHORSKÁ A HORSKÁ VŘESOVIŠTĚ (Secondary submontane and montane heaths) narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
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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