EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra > F4 - Temperate shrub heathland > F4.2 - Dry heaths > F4.25 - Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths

Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths

English name: Boreo-Atlantic bell heather heaths

Description (English)

Low, open heaths of northern hyper-Atlantic Europe, north of the range of gorses, dominated by Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F4.25
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 Erica cinerea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Erica cinerea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.2 Bell Heather type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H12 Calluna vulgaris-Vaccinium myrtillus heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) OV34 Allium schoenoprasum-Plantago maritima community not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H7 Calluna vulgaris-Scilla verna heath overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H10 Calluna vulgaris-Erica cinerea heath narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F4.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.25 Boreo-Atlantic Erica cinerea heaths same
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