Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths

Description (English)

Very low, single-stratum, carpets of trailing azalea, Loiseleuria procumbens, prostrate Vaccinium spp. or other prostrate ericoid shrublets, accompanied by lichens Cetraria islandica, Cladonia spp., of windswept, mostly snowfree, localities in the alpine belt of the high mountains of the Alpine system, with an outpost in the Balkan Peninsula:

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S221

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Loiseleuria procumbens
Fungi Cetraria islandica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Loiseleuria procumbens Flowering Plants
Cetraria islandica Fungi

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.21 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.41 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.41 Alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.41   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.41   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.41   same
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