Outer Alpine alpenrose mountain pine forests

Description (English)

Pinus uncinata forests occupying hard limestone plateaux of the outer Alps, in the Chablais, the Aravis, the Bauges, the Chartreuse, the Vercors, the Dévoluy in which the almost pure calcareous bedrock is covered by a thick layer of raw humus supporting an acidophilous undergrowth dominated by Rhododendron ferrugineum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Vaccinium uliginosum accompanied by Empetrum hermaphroditum, Lycopodium selago, Selaginella spinosa, Cladonia rangiferina, Homogyne alpina, Bartsia alpina, Astrantia minor.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-471

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Astrantia minor
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Fungi Cladonia rangiferina
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Homogyne alpina
Ferns Lycopodium selago
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ferrugineum
Ferns Selaginella spinosa
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Astrantia minor Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Cladonia rangiferina Fungi
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Homogyne alpina Flowering Plants
Lycopodium selago Ferns
Pinus uncinata Conifers
Rhododendron ferrugineum Flowering Plants
Selaginella spinosa Ferns
Vaccinium myrtillus 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) G3.311 Outer Alpine alpenrose mountain pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.311 Outer Alpine alpenrose mountain pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.311 Outer Alpine alpenrose mountain pine forests same
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