North Atlantic boreo-alpine heaths

Description (English)

Lowland and alpine boreal heaths of Iceland, Spitzbergen and Greenland formed by low, compact or mat-forming shrubs of Ericaceae, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Betula nana, Juniperus nana and Salix spp. and alpine flora elements.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-244

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Conifers Juniperus nana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Juniperus nana Conifers

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) F2.255 North Atlantic boreo-alpine heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.255 North Atlantic boreo-alpine heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.255 North Atlantic boreo-alpine heaths same
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