Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths

English name: Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths

Description (English)

Rhododendron ferrugineum-dominated heaths of acid podsols in the Alps, often with Vaccinium spp., sometimes with Pinus mugo. They often alternate in mosaic with units F2.231 and F2.24.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.221
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F2.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Pinus mugo
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ferrugineum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pinus mugo Conifers
Rhododendron ferrugineum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.421 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.221 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.221 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths same
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