Juniper downs

English name: Juniper downs

Description (English)

Juniperus communis thickets developed on calcareous substrates of middle Europe, in particular, of southern England, southern Germany, southern Belgium, the periphery of the Paris Basin, the Danish, Swedish and eastern Baltic islands, the Estonian mainland, often as colonization facies of medio-European calcareous grasslands of unit E1.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F3.161
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F3.16)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus communis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus communis Conifers

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.881 Juniper downs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.161 Juniper downs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.161 Juniper downs same
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