Scotian juniper heaths

Description (English)

Prostrate Juniperus nana mats of the Highlands of Scotland, restricted to a limited number of stations on the west side of mountains in the northwest Highlands and on Skye, with Calluna vulgaris, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Arctostaphylos alpinus, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Cladonia uncialis, Racomitrium lanuginosum and oceanic hepatics.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-315

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos alpinus
Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Fungi Cladonia uncialis
Mosses & Liverworts Racomitrium lanuginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus nana Conifers
Arctostaphylos alpinus Flowering Plants
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Cladonia uncialis Fungi
Racomitrium lanuginosum Mosses & Liverworts

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) F2.253 Scotian juniper heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.253 Scotian juniper heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.253 Scotian juniper heaths same
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