EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > S - Heathland, scrub and tundra > S4 - Temperate shrub heathland > S4-2 - Dry heath > S4-23 - Atlantic Erica - Ulex heaths > S4-232 - Hiberno-Britannic Calluna vulgaris - Ulex gallii heaths

Hiberno-Britannic Calluna vulgaris - Ulex gallii heaths

Description (English)

Oceanic heaths of Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, the South-West Peninsula and, locally, the Pennines and the coasts of East Anglia, dominated by Ulex gallii, Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea. Basicline heaths, somewhat homologous to the continental formations of unit F4.22B, may form in zones of transition between some communities of this unit and calcareous grasslands of unit E1.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-232

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Erica cinerea
Flowering Plants Ulex gallii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Erica cinerea Flowering Plants
Ulex gallii 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) F4.232 Hiberno-Britannic Calluna vulgaris-Ulex gallii heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.232 Hiberno-Britannic Calluna vulgaris-Ulex gallii heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.232 Hiberno-Britannic Calluna vulgaris-Ulex gallii heaths same
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