Mount Etna Betula stands

Description (English)

Endemic Betula aetnensis formations of Mount Etna lavas, limited to the 1200-2000 metre level, mostly within the 1600-1750 metre range, at northern to eastern exposures. The accompanying cortège includes Adenocarpus complicatus, Genista aetnensis, Juniperus hemisphaerica, Festuca circummediterranea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-D8

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Adenocarpus complicatus
Flowering Plants Betula aetnensis
Flowering Plants Festuca circummediterranea
Flowering Plants Genista aetnensis
Conifers Juniperus hemisphaerica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Adenocarpus complicatus Flowering Plants
Betula aetnensis Flowering Plants
Festuca circummediterranea Flowering Plants
Genista aetnensis Flowering Plants
Juniperus hemisphaerica Conifers

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) G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same level changed
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.916 Mount Etna Betula stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.C6 Mount Etna birch stands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.B6 Mount Etna birch stands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.B6 Mount Etna birch stands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.B6   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.B6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.B6   same
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