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Dryas octopetala mats

English name: Mountain avens mats

Description (English)

Dwarf heaths formed by mats of the woody Dryas octopetala in high Palaearctic mountains, in arctic and boreal regions and in isolated Atlantic coastal outposts.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Relation Source (abbreviated) Author References
Caricion firmae n/a European Vegetation Survey 2000 Gams Rodwell, J.S., Schamineé, J.H.J., Mucina, L., Pignatti, S., Dring, J. & Moss, D.
Caricion nardinae n/a European Vegetation Survey 2000 Nordhagen Rodwell, J.S., Schamineé, J.H.J., Mucina, L., Pignatti, S., Dring, J. & Moss, D.

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.49 Mountain avens mats source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.3.1 Bellard's Kobresia - Mountain Avens type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.1.4.4 Coastal Mountain Avens type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.4.2 Moist Mountain Avens type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.3.2 Mountain Avens type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.1.3.2a Mountain Avens type, the Icelandic variant n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B31 Calcareous grassland: unimproved wider
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 7 Calcareous grassland wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) CG13 Dryas octopetala-Carex flacca heath narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) CG14 Dryas octopetala-Silene acaulis ledge community narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.3 Lande subalpine calcicole wider
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 9321100 Spolocentv√° ostrice pevnej n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.29 Dryas octopetala mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.29 Dryas octopetala mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.29 Dryas octopetala mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.29 Dryas octopetala mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.29 Dryas octopetala mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.29 Mountain avens mats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.49 Mountain avens mats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.49 Mountain avens mats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.49   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.49   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.49   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.54   same
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