EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S4 - Temperate shrub heathland > S4-2 - Dry heath > S4-21 - Submontane Vaccinium - Calluna heaths > S4-211 - North Atlantic Vaccinium - Empetrum - Racomitrium heaths

North Atlantic Vaccinium - Empetrum - Racomitrium heaths

Description (English)

Low altitude heaths of boreomontane affinities developed under euoceanic climates along the coasts of low Arctic and northern temperate North Atlantic islands and of boreal and arctic Scandinavia, generally characterized by the prominence of Empetrum hermaphroditum, Vaccinium uliginosum or Vaccinium vitis-idaea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum 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) F4.211 North Atlantic Vaccinium-Empetrum-Racomitrium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.211 North Atlantic Vaccinium-Empetrum-Rhacomitrium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.211 North Atlantic Vaccinium-Empetrum-Rhacomitrium heaths same
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