Carpathian Rhododendron kotschyi heaths

Description (English)

Heaths of the subalpine and lower alpine levels (1700-2000 m) of the eastern and southern Carpathian Mountains, common and widespread, but occupying small surfaces, dominated by Rhododendron myrtifolium (Rhododendron kotschyi), Vaccinium gaultherioides and Vaccinium vitis-idaea, with some regional species such as Soldanella hungarica ssp. major, Potentilla aurea ssp. chrysocraspeda, Melampyrum saxosum, Campanula abietina and Campanula serrata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-224

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Campanula abietina
Flowering Plants Campanula serrata
Flowering Plants Melampyrum saxosum
Flowering Plants Rhododendron kotschyi
Flowering Plants Rhododendron myrtifolium
Flowering Plants Vaccinium gaultherioides
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Campanula abietina Flowering Plants
Campanula serrata Flowering Plants
Melampyrum saxosum Flowering Plants
Rhododendron kotschyi Flowering Plants
Rhododendron myrtifolium Flowering Plants
Vaccinium gaultherioides Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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) F2.224 Carpathian Rhododendron kotschyi heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.224 Carpathian Rhododendron kotschyi heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.224 Carpathian Rhododendron kotschyi heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.221 Carpathian Rhododendron kotschyi heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.424 Carpathian Kotschy's alpenrose heaths same
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