Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum - Vaccinium heaths

English name: Alpigenic high mountain crowberry - heather heaths

Description (English)

Dwarf heaths of alliances Loiseleurio-Vaccinion and Juncion trifidi dominated by Empetrum hermaphroditum, Empetrum nigrum and Vaccinium spp., with Arctostaphylos alpinus, Calluna vulgaris, Festuca supina, Avenula versicolor; lycopodes (Huperzia selago, Diphasiastrum alpinum), mosses (Barbilophozia lycopodioides, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus) and lichens (Cetraria islandica, Cladonia spp., Peltigera aphthosa) of the subalpine belt of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Dinarides, the Pyrenees, the Central Massif, the Sudeten, the Jura, the Northern Apennines, characteristic of relatively windswept, snow-free stations, in frost-exposure situations that are, however, less extreme than those prevailing where communities of unit F2.21 dominate. Unlike the formations of F2.21, those of F2.24 are clearly two-layered.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.24
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.44 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum-Vaccinium heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.6 Lande alpine ventée wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A2.2 SUBALPÍNSKÁ BRUSNICOVÁ VEGETACE (Subalpine Vaccinium vegetation) wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum - Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum - Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum - Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum - Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum-Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.24 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum-Vaccinium heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.44 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum-Vaccinium heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.44 Alpigenic high mountain Empetrum-Vaccinium heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.44   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.44   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.44   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.44   same
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