Central European basicline heaths

Description (English)

Heaths of calcareous or somewhat calcareous substrates, and of low-precipitation continental enclaves, in particular, in Hercynian hills and on Pleistocene inland dunes, of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, southern Scandinavia, with southern representatives in the northern Dinarides of Croatia, with Calluna vulgaris, Euphorbia cyparissias, Cruciata glabra, Peucedanum oreoselinum, Prunella vulgaris, Juniperus communis, Carex caryophyllea, Carex ericetorum, Carex humilis, Koeleria pyramidata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-22B

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex caryophyllea
Flowering Plants Carex ericetorum
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Cruciata glabra
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cyparissias
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Koeleria pyramidata
Flowering Plants Peucedanum oreoselinum
Flowering Plants Prunella vulgaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex caryophyllea Flowering Plants
Carex ericetorum Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Cruciata glabra Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cyparissias Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Koeleria pyramidata Flowering Plants
Peucedanum oreoselinum Flowering Plants
Prunella vulgaris 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) F4.22B Central European basicline heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.22B Central European basicline heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.22B Central European basicline heaths same
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