Morven and Mullachdubh

Site details

UK map showing location of Morven and Mullachdubh Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Morven and Mullachdubh SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands
Morven and Mullachdubh is one of several sites representing Juniperus communis formations in north-east Scotland. It has the largest known area of juniper scrub in the UK, about double the extent occurring at any other site. The juniper is developed amongst dry heath and acidic grasslands. The ground flora beneath the juniper is locally rich in ferns, including oak fern Gymnocarpium dryopteris and hard-fern Blechnum spicant. Common woodland herbs, such as wood-sorrel Oxalis acetosella and hairy woodrush Luzula pilosa are widespread. Wood anemone Anemone nemorosa and moschatel Adoxa moschatellina also occur. Of particular interest is the extensive development of juniper up to high altitude, where there is a transition to lichen-rich alpine heaths.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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