Vaccinium shrub hummocks

English name: Vaccinium shrub hummocks

Description (English)

Shrub hummocks of Atlantic and sub-Atlantic lowland or low montane boreal Europe, of the European Hercynian ranges, the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, and their periphery, dominated by ericoid shrubs of genus Vaccinium, mostly Vaccinium uliginosum, also Vaccinium vitis-idaea or Vaccinium myrtillus, locally, in particular, in Scandinavia and the Alps, associated with Betula nana.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.11134

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 51.1134 Vaccinium shrub hummocks source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.11134 Vaccinium shrub hummocks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.11134 Vaccinium shrub hummocks same
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