Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub

Description (English)

Subarctic and boreo-alpine willow formations of the Scottish Highlands, the mountains of Iceland and the mountains of Scandinavia (often along streams) and similar communities in the Alps, Pyrenees, Cantabrian Mountains, Carpathians, and associated massifs.
Subtypes :
Pal. 31.6211 - Alpigenous small willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane brushes and low scrubs of the Alps, the Apennines, the Jura and the western great Hercynian ranges, dominated by small shrubby (generally 0.5-2 metre tall) Salix species.
Pal. 31.6214 - Pyreneo-Cantabric willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane Salix dominated brushes and low scrubs of the Pyrenees and the Cordillera Cantabrica.
Pal. 31.6215 - Hercynio-Carpathian willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane Salix dominated brushes and low scrubs of the Carpathians and the eastern Hercynian ranges of the Sudeten (Salicetum lapponum, Salici silesiacae-Betuletum carpaticae (part), Piceo-Salicetum silesiacae (i.a.)).
Pal. 31.622 - Boreo-Alpine willow brush
Subarctic willow formations of the Highlands of Scotland, of the mountains of Iceland and of the boreal mountains of Scandinavia.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 4080)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 252 are designated for this habitat type

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Conservation status

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Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix arbuscula
Flowering Plants Salix bicolor
Flowering Plants Salix glauca
Flowering Plants Salix helvetica
Flowering Plants Salix lanata
Flowering Plants Salix lapponum
Flowering Plants Salix myrsinites
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix arbuscula Flowering Plants
Salix bicolor Flowering Plants
Salix glauca Flowering Plants
Salix helvetica Flowering Plants
Salix lanata Flowering Plants
Salix lapponum Flowering Plants
Salix myrsinites Flowering Plants

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F2.322 Oroboreal Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F2.3 Subalpine deciduous scrub narrower
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.7 Videvegetation overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W20 Salix lapponum-Luzula sylvatica scrub narrower
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