EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > E4 - Alpine and subalpine grasslands > E4.1 - Vegetated snow-patch > E4.12 - Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats

Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats

English name: Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats

Description (English)

Herbaceous snow-patch swards of the Alpids, characteristic of calcareous soils under snow for long periods, with Arabis caerulea, Carex atrata, Ranunculus alpestris, Saxifraga androsacea and other calciphile snowfield, snowbed and snow-patch communities of boreal and arcto-alpine mountains formed by small herbs, grasses or mosses. Dwarf, underground-stemmed willows may also be present but not dominant (c.f. unit F2.12).

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.12
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

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 36.121 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1235 Arctic woodrush snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1236 Boreal herb-rich calcicline snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1233 Snow buttercup snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1234 Snow grass snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1237 Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1232 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities narrower
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.3. Sparsely vegetated areas n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.3.3.1 Arctic Woodrush type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.3.2.1a Distichium capillaceum-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.4.1 Low herb type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.4.1a Low herb type, Roseroot variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.4.3 Meadow Buttercup - Alpine Meadow grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.2.4.4 Purple Saxifrage - Mountain Sorrel type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.3.2.2 Snow Buttercup type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 1.3.2.3 Snow grass type n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.4.1 Combe à neige calcaire wider
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 9410000 Spolocenstvá snehových výležísk na vápencoch n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.12 Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.12 Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.12 Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.12 Boreo-alpine calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.12 Boreo-Alpic calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.12 Boreo-Alpic calcicline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.121 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1235 Arctic woodrush snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1236 Boreal herb-rich calcicline snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1233 Snow buttercup snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1234 Snow grass snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1237 Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1232 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.121 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1233 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1234 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1235 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1236 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1237 Alpic small herb calcicolous snow-patch communities (36.121) and parts of Oro-boreal calcicline snowbed communities (36.123) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1232 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.121   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1233   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1234   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1235   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1236   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1232   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.121   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1233   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1234   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1235   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1236   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1232   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.121   narrower
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