Arctic heaths

English name: Arctic heaths

Description (English)

Heaths of arctic mountains, coasts and islands of the Palaearctic zone, mostly dominated by or rich in Cassiope tetragona, often associated with Dryas heaths of unit F2.294.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.256
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

Flowering Plants Cassiope tetragona
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cassiope tetragona Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.459 Arctic heaths source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.256 Arctic heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.256 Arctic heaths same
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