Carpathian dwarf Vaccinium wind heaths

Description (English)

Very local prostrate Vaccinium spp. and lichen carpets of high windswept summits and peaks, in the lower alpine belt of the Eastern and Southern Carpathians, dominated by Vaccinium gaultherioides (Vaccinium uliginosum ssp. microphyllum) and Cetraria islandica with Empetrum hermaphroditum, Juncus trifidus, Festuca airoides and Cetraria islandica.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-2122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Fungi Cetraria islandica
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Festuca airoides
Flowering Plants Juncus trifidus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium gaultherioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cetraria islandica Fungi
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Festuca airoides Flowering Plants
Juncus trifidus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium gaultherioides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.2122 Carpathian dwarf Vaccinium wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.2122 Carpathian dwarf Vaccinium wind heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.2122 Carpathian dwarf Vaccinium wind heaths same
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