Original paper

The coastal heathland vegetation of the Netherlands and notes on inland Empetrum heath lands

Barendregt, A.

Phytocoenologia Band 10 Heft 4 (1982), p. 425 - 462

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published: Dec 20, 1982

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/10/1982/425

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The syntaxonomy of the Dutch Empetrum heath is discussed. Both the dry and the humid heathlands on coastal dunes belong to the suballiance Carici-Empetrion: the associations Carici-Empetretum (new association), Polypodio-Empetretum, Salici-Empetretum and Pyrolo-Salicetum (new description); from wet dune valleys Salici-Ericetum (Ericion tetralicis) is reported. Eight new subassociations are described. The presence of Rosa pimpinellifolia in the heathlands is discussed. A model to explain the differences in the coastal heath is given. In northern parts of the Netherlands there exists an Empetrum race of the inland heath (Genisto-Callunetum, Vaccinio-Callunetum and Ericetum tetralicis). Only in Drente some heathlands show similarities to the Carici-Empetrion and other Scandinavian heaths.


syntaxonomyhumid heathlandscoastalthe Netherlands