S31 Lowland to montane temperate and submediterranean Juniperus scrub

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Juniperus communis scrub on nutrient-poor sandy and calcareous soils through the temperate and submediterranean lowlands and foothills of Europe. The juniper can be very patchy in occurrence, often related to past land use, and with a striking variety of growth forms, the associated flora being very diverse according to soil base-status, sharing much in common, where the scrub is open, with local calcicolous grasslands or heath.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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