EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S2 - Arctic, alpine and subalpine scrub > S24 - Subalpine genistoid scrub of the Amphi-Adriatic region

Subalpine genistoid scrub of the Amphi-Adriatic region

Description (English)

Genistoid heath and scrub of high mountains in Italy and the Balkans, often in primary grassy mosaics at higher altitudes, but also extending below the timberline where wood-cutting and grazing open up the forest cover and sustain the vegetation as an anthropogenic replacement.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S24
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Genista radiata
Flowering Plants Laserpitium siler
Flowering Plants Stachys alopecuros
Flowering Plants Buphthalmum salicifolium
Flowering Plants Athamanta turbith
Flowering Plants Lilium albanicum
Flowering Plants Brachypodium genuense
Flowering Plants Linum viscosum
Flowering Plants Festuca calva
Flowering Plants Laserpitium peucedanoides
Flowering Plants Carduus defloratus
Flowering Plants Erica carnea
Flowering Plants Syringa vulgaris
Flowering Plants Leucanthemum heterophyllum
Flowering Plants Cephalaria laevigata
Flowering Plants Cirsium erisithales
Flowering Plants Peucedanum austriacum
Flowering Plants Knautia ressmannii
Flowering Plants Festuca xanthina

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista radiata Flowering Plants
Laserpitium siler Flowering Plants
Stachys alopecuros Flowering Plants
Buphthalmum salicifolium Flowering Plants
Athamanta turbith Flowering Plants
Lilium albanicum Flowering Plants
Brachypodium genuense Flowering Plants
Linum viscosum Flowering Plants
Festuca calva Flowering Plants
Laserpitium peucedanoides Flowering Plants
Carduus defloratus Flowering Plants
Erica carnea Flowering Plants
Syringa vulgaris Flowering Plants
Leucanthemum heterophyllum Flowering Plants
Cephalaria laevigata Flowering Plants
Cirsium erisithales Flowering Plants
Peucedanum austriacum Flowering Plants
Knautia ressmannii Flowering Plants
Festuca xanthina Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Genista radiata
Flowering Plants Teucrium chamaedrys
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Laserpitium siler
Flowering Plants Carduus defloratus
Flowering Plants Teucrium montanum
Flowering Plants Erica carnea
Flowering Plants Buphthalmum salicifolium
Flowering Plants Bromopsis erecta
Flowering Plants Stachys alopecuros
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Galium lucidum
Flowering Plants Thymus praecox
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis varia
Flowering Plants Sesleria caerulea
Flowering Plants Prunella grandiflora
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Carlina acaulis
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Brachypodium genuense

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista radiata Flowering Plants
Teucrium chamaedrys Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Laserpitium siler Flowering Plants
Carduus defloratus Flowering Plants
Teucrium montanum Flowering Plants
Erica carnea Flowering Plants
Buphthalmum salicifolium Flowering Plants
Bromopsis erecta Flowering Plants
Stachys alopecuros Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Galium lucidum Flowering Plants
Thymus praecox Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis varia Flowering Plants
Sesleria caerulea Flowering Plants
Prunella grandiflora Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Carlina acaulis Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Brachypodium genuense Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Genista radiata
Flowering Plants Laserpitium siler
Flowering Plants Erica carnea

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Genista radiata Flowering Plants
Laserpitium siler Flowering Plants
Erica carnea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.2B Alpide high mountain Genista and Chamaecytisus heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.2B Alpide high mountain Genista and Chamaecytisus heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.2B Alpide high mountain Genista and Chamaecytisus heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.2B Alpide high mountain Genista and Chamaecytisus heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.2B Alpide high mountain Genista and Chamaecytisus heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.2B Alpide high mountain greenweed heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.4B Alpide high mountain greenweed heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.4B Alpide high mountain greenweed heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.4B   same
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