Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths

English name: Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths

Description (English)

Alpine and high-montane heaths of the highlands and islands of Scotland and, very locally, of the Lake District and of Ireland, alpine and lowland boreal heaths of Iceland, alpine heaths of boreal mountains, in particular of the mountains of Scandinavia, of the Urals, of the mountains of Siberia, alpine heaths of Far Eastern mountains at, or just south of, the limits of the boreal zone, with Juniperus nana, Loiseleuria procumbens, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Arctostaphylos alpinus, Phyllodoce caerulea, Betula nana and elements of alpine flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.25
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.45 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.2.1 Arctic White Heather type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.1.2b Heather - Rhacomitrium variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.1.3 Cladonia alpestris-type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.1.1c Bilberry type, rich in bushes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.1.1 Trailing Azalea-Black Bearberry type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.2.2 Bearberry type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.1.2 Mountain Crowberry type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.1.1a Dwarf Cornel-dominated variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.1.1d Bog bilberry variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.1.4 Willow vegetation, Dwarf Birch type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.1.1 Bilberry type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.1.1b Oak fern-dominated variant n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 D11 Dry dwarf shrub heath: acid overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 D12 Dry dwarf shrub heath: basic overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 15 Montane habitats wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H15 Calluna vulgaris-Juniperus communis ssp. nana heath narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H14 Calluna vulgaris-Racomitrium lanuginosum heath narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H13 Calluna vulgaris-Cladonia arbuscula heath narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.25 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.45 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.45 Boreo-alpine and arctic heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.45   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.45   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.45   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.45   same
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