Etna summital communities

English name: Etna summital communities

Description (English)

Summital zone of Mount Etna, above the level of hedgehog heaths, between 2500 metres and the summit, where a very dispersed pioneer community is formed by endemics, notably Rumex aetnensis, Senecio aetnensis, Anthemis aetnensis, Hypochoeris robertia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H6.22
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H6)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthemis aetnensis
Flowering Plants Hypochoeris robertia
Flowering Plants Rumex aetnensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthemis aetnensis Flowering Plants
Hypochoeris robertia Flowering Plants
Rumex aetnensis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 66.21 Etna orovolcanic communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.3. Sparsely vegetated areas n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H6.22 Etna summital communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H6.22 Etna summital communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H6.22 Etna summital communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H6.12 Etna summital communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H6.12 Etna summital communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H6.12 Etna summital communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 66.2 Etna summital communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 66.2 Etna summital communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 66.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 66.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 66.2   same
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