Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths

Description (English)

Rhododendron ferrugineum-dominated heaths of acid podsols in the Alps, often with Vaccinium spp., sometimes with Pinus mugo. They often alternate in mosaic with units F2.231 and F2.24.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-221

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Pinus mugo
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ferrugineum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pinus mugo Conifers
Rhododendron ferrugineum 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) F2.221 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.221 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.221 Alpine rusty alpenrose heaths same
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