Alpenrose fir forests

Description (English)

High-altitude fir forests characteristic of north facing slopes (ubac) of the Pyrenees and southwestern Alps, outside of the range of spruce, with Rhododendron ferrugineum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Homogyne alpina, Festuca flavescens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-233

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca flavescens
Flowering Plants Homogyne alpina
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ferrugineum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca flavescens Flowering Plants
Homogyne alpina Flowering Plants
Rhododendron ferrugineum 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) G3.133 Alpenrose fir forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.133 Alpenrose fir forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.133 Alpenrose fir forests same
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