Carpathian subalpine mountain pine scrub

Description (English)

Pinus mugo scrub forming an extensive belt in the upper subalpine zone of the higher mountains of the northwestern, eastern and southeastern Carpathians with Vaccinium myrtillus, Ribes petraeum var. carpaticum, Sorbus aucuparia var. glabrata, Rosa pendulina, Homogyne alpina, Soldanella hungarica ssp. major in siliceous stations, with tall herbs in calcareous ones. The southeastern Carpathian formations, particularly those of the Apuseni Mountains, harbour the regional endemic Campanula patula ssp. abietina (Campanula abietina).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-661

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Campanula abietina
Flowering Plants Homogyne alpina
Conifers Pinus mugo
Flowering Plants Rosa pendulina
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Campanula abietina Flowering Plants
Homogyne alpina Flowering Plants
Pinus mugo Conifers
Rosa pendulina Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus 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) F2.461 Carpathian subalpine mountain pine scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.461 Carpathian subalpine mountain pine scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.461 Carpathian subalpine mountain pine scrub same
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