Cold limestone screes

English name: Cold limestone screes

Description (English)

Unstable, gravelly, humus-poor, highly calcareous screes of the subalpine, low alpine and middle alpine levels of boreal and arctic mountains. Characteristic plants are Arenaria norvegica and a number of endemic species or species of restricted range, including Arenaria humifusa, Arenaria pseudofrigida, Artemisia norvegica, Papaver species of the Papaver radicatum group, Papaver relictum, Papaver laestadianum, Braya linearis.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H2.2
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Salici reticulatae-Poion alpinae Gjaerevoll 1950 diagnosis Drepanoclado-Poion alpinae Hadac 1946; Ranunculion acris-Poion alpinae Gjaerevoll 1956; Poion alpinae Du Rietz 1942; Reticulato-Poion alpinae Gjaerevoll 1950 (orig. form) Schaminee et al, 2012
Arenarion norvegicae Nordhagen 1935 Vegetation of base-rich to neutral screes and moraines of Scandinavia Arenarion norvegicae Nordhagen 1936 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 61.62 Arctic sandwort calcicline screes same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 7.1.4.3 Arctic Sandwort type n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 I122 Natural rock exposure: scree, basic overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.2 Cold limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.2 Cold limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H2.2 Cold limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H2.2 Boreal limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H2.2 Boreal limestone screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H2.2 Boreo-alpine limestone screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 61.62 Arctic sandwort calcicline screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 61.62 Arctic sandwort calcicline screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 61.62   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 61.62   same
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