EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra > F2 - Arctic, alpine and subalpine scrub > F2.1 - Subarctic and alpine dwarf willow scrub > F2.11 - Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub

Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub

English name: Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch dwarf willow scrub

Description (English)

Acidophile or acidocline snow-patch and snowbed communities of the boreal and arcto-alpine mountains, dominated by dwarf willows. Creeping species dominate, adapted to the short growth season in areas covered by snow for up to eight to ten months. Typical species: Salix herbacea, Carex firma, Dryas octopetala, Salix retusa, Aster alpinus and Carex sempervirens. Endemic species are also often found.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F2.11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1112 Alpic acid dwarf willow snow-patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1122 Oroboreal moss-dwarf willow snowbed communities narrower
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.3. Sparsely vegetated areas n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.3.1.1 Mossy Mountain heather - Dwarf Willow type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U12 Salix herbacea-Racomitrium heterostichum snow-bed narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.4.2 Combe à neige acide wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F2.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F2.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F3.11 Boreo-Alpic acidocline snow-patch Salix herbacea scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F3.11 Boreo-Alpic acidocline snow patch dwarf willow scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1112 Alpic acid dwarf willow snow-patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1122 Oroboreal moss-dwarf willow snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1112 Willow scrub parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1122 Willow scrub parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1122   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1112   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1112   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1122   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.1112   narrower
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