Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths

English name: Alpide high mountain dwarf bilberry heaths

Description (English)

Vaccinium-dominated dwarf heaths of the subalpine belt of southern mountains, in particular, of the northern and central Apennines, the Balkan Range, the Hellenides, the Pontic Range and the Caucasus, with Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum s.l., Vaccinium vitis-idaea and, locally, Empetrum nigrum. They are richer in grassland species than the communities of unit F2.24 and often take the appearance of alpine grassland with dward shrubs. Vaccinium myrtillus also plays a much more dominant role, in lieu of Vaccinium uliginosum and Empetrum hermaphroditum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.2A
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 31.4A Alpide high mountain dwarf bilberry heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.2A Alpide high mountain dwarf bilberry heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.4A Alpide high mountain dwarf bilberry heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.4A Alpide high mountain dwarf bilberry heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.4A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.4A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.4A   same
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