Hairy alpenrose heaths

Description (English)

Forest substitution heaths, treeline fringe formations and alpine heaths or mats dominated by Rhododendron hirsutum, of calcareous soils in the Alps and the Dinarides. Rhododendron intermedium, Rhodothamnus chamaecistus and Erica herbacea may participate in the constitution of the heath, often accompanied by Clematis alpina and Daphne mezereum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-271

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Clematis alpina
Flowering Plants Daphne mezereum
Flowering Plants Erica herbacea
Flowering Plants Rhododendron hirsutum
Flowering Plants Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Clematis alpina Flowering Plants
Daphne mezereum Flowering Plants
Erica herbacea Flowering Plants
Rhododendron hirsutum Flowering Plants
Rhodothamnus chamaecistus 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) F2.281 Hairy alpenrose heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.281 Hairy alpenrose heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.281 Hairy alpenrose heaths same
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