EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra > F4 - Temperate shrub heathland > F4.2 - Dry heaths > F4.22 - Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths

Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths

English name: Sub-Atlantic heather - Genista heaths

Description (English)

Low Calluna vulgaris heaths often rich in Genista spp., Armeria vulgaris, Jasione montana, Saxifraga granulata, Teucrium scorodonia mostly of the Germano-Baltic, but extended south- and eastwards to the Pannonic lowlands. Similar formations occurring in British upland areas, montane zones of high mountains of the western Mediterranean basin and high-rainfall Adriatic influenced areas are included. Vegetation of the alliance Genistion pilosae is present.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F4.22
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 Armeria vulgaris
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Jasione montana
Flowering Plants Saxifraga granulata
Flowering Plants Teucrium scorodonia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria vulgaris Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Jasione montana Flowering Plants
Saxifraga granulata Flowering Plants
Teucrium scorodonia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna-Genista heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.4 Broom Heather heath type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H9 Calluna vulgaris-Deschampsia flexuosa heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H1 Calluna vulgaris-Festuca ovina heath narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.1.1 Lande subatlantique sèche wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna - Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna-Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F4.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna-Genista heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna-Genista heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.22 Sub-Atlantic Calluna-Genista heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.22   same
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