Pyrenean alpenrose mountain pine forests

Description (English)

Pinus uncinata forests of north facing slopes (ubacs) of the Pyrenees developed on siliceous soils, or on decalcified soils in the calcareous ranges, in the more humid and snowy parts of the subalpine level, with a ground layer dominated by Rhododendron ferrugineum accompanied by Vaccinium myrtillus, Homogyne alpina, Rosa alpina, Deschampsia flexuosa, Oxalis acetosella, Juniperus nana, Calluna vulgaris, Dryopteris linneana, Polystichum spinulosum, Solidago virgaurea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T3-473

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Homogyne alpina
Conifers Juniperus nana
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Conifers Pinus uncinata
Ferns Polystichum spinulosum
Flowering Plants Rhododendron ferrugineum
Flowering Plants Rosa alpina
Flowering Plants Solidago virgaurea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Homogyne alpina Flowering Plants
Juniperus nana Conifers
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Pinus uncinata Conifers
Polystichum spinulosum Ferns
Rhododendron ferrugineum Flowering Plants
Rosa alpina Flowering Plants
Solidago virgaurea 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) G3.313 Pyrenean alpenrose mountain pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.313 Pyrenean alpenrose mountain pine forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.313 Pyrenean alpenrose mountain pine forests same
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