Montane Calluna - Genista heaths

Description (English)

Thermophile Calluna vulgaris heaths of the montane zone (beech forest level) of the Central Massif, the Pyrenees and the southwestern Alps, with Genista anglica, Genista pilosa, Vaccinium myrtillus and, often, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4226

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Genista anglica
Flowering Plants Genista pilosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Genista anglica Flowering Plants
Genista pilosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F4.226 Montane Calluna-Genista heaths same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.226 Montane Calluna-Genista heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.226 Montane Calluna-Genista heaths same
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