Dwarf shrub aapa strings

English name: Dwarf shrub aapa strings

Description (English)

Strings of aapa mires of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by dwarf shrubs, similar to those that occupy raised bog hummocks, in particular Calluna vulgaris, Empetrum spp., Vaccinium uliginosum, Betula nana, Rubus chamaemorus, Ledum palustre, Chamaedaphne calyculata, and in the Usa River basin of northeastern Europe, Alnus fruticosa, associated mostly with Sphagnum fuscum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D3.215
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D3.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus fruticosa
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Chamaedaphne calyculata
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fuscum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus fruticosa Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Chamaedaphne calyculata Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Sphagnum fuscum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.815 Dwarf shrub aapa strings source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D3.215 Dwarf shrub aapa strings same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D3.215 Dwarf shrub aapa strings same
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