Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs

English name: Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-cotton-grass upland bogs

Description (English)

Dwarf shrub-rich facies of Hiberno-Britannic upland cottongrass-ling blanket bogs, most characteristic of the eastern Scottish Highlands, with an abundance of Empetrum hermaphroditum, Empetrum nigrum, Betula nana, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Arctostaphylos alpinus and Sphagnum fuscum, with particularly close affinities to the boreoalpine hummocks of unit D1.114.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.224
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D1.2)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos alpinus
Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos alpinus Flowering Plants
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 52.24 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-cottonsedge upland bogs source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-Eriophorum upland bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D1.224 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-cottonsedge upland bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 52.24 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-cottonsedge upland bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 52.24 Hiberno-Britannic dwarf shrub-cottonsedge upland bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 52.24   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 52.24   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 52.24   same
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