Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths

Description (English)

Vaccinium-dominated, Vaccinium-rich and Empetrum-rich heaths of boreomontane affinities characteristic of northern and western uplands of Britain and of western and southern Scandinavia, with extensions in the Germano-Baltic plain, particularly in Jutland, Poland, southern Finland and the Baltic States. Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Vaccinium uliginosum, Empetrum nigrum, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens are strongly represented among the associates of Calluna vulgaris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F4.212 Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.212 Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.212 Subboreal Vaccinium heaths same
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