Alpine erica heaths
Species-rich montane, subalpine and low alpine heaths of calcareous soils of the Alps and the Dinarids, dominated by Erica herbacea (Erica carnea), mostly characteristic of the Austrian northern and southern calcareous Alps, south to the Dolomites and the Karawanken, with Sesleria albicans, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Daphne striata, Globularia cordifolia, Globularia nudicaulis, Polygala chamaebuxus. Small shrubs other than Erica herbacea, in particular Globularia cordifolia, may locally dominate communities. Distinctive formations also exist on siliceous and on serpentine substrates. They are provisionally included in this unit.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code S2272|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012)||F2.282||Alpine erica heaths||same|