EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H2 - Screes > H2.4 - Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes

Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes

English name: Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes

Description (English)

Calcareous and calcschist screes of high altitudes and cool sites in mountain ranges of the nemoral zone, including the Alps, Pyrenees and Caucasus. Usually sparse vegetation cover, unstabile, on steep slopes.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H2.4
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Drabion hoppeanae Zollitsch in Merxmüller et Zollitsch 1967 Subnival and alpine vegetation on lime-rich shale screes and congelifracted slopes of Alps Drabion hoppeanae Zollitsch 1966; Drabion hoppeanae Zollitsch 1968; Drabion hoppeanae Zollitsch in Oberd. et al. 1967 Schaminee et al, 2012
Thlaspion stylosi Feoli-Chiapella et Feoli 1977 Vegetation of alpine calcareous screes of Central and Southern Apennines Thlaspion apenninicum Migliaccio 1970; Thlaspion stylosi Feoli-Chiapella 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Platycapno saxicolae-Iberidion granatensis Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1963 South Iberian supra-oromediterranean calcareous scree communities Platycapno saxicolae-Iberidion lagascanae Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1963 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Iberido apertae-Linarion propinquae Penas et al. ex Díaz González et Fernández Prieto 1994 Orocantabric and Castilian-Cantabrian supratemperate calcareous scree communities Linarion filicaulis Rivas-Mart. 1969; Linarion filicaulis Rivas-Mart. ex Fernández Prieto 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Thlaspion rotundifolii Jenny-Lips 1930 Alpine and subalpine vegetation of calcareous scree communities of Alps Galio anisophylli-Minuartion vernae Ernst 1965; Thlaspion rotundifolii Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et Jenny 1926; Trisetion distichophylli Gams 1936 Schaminee et al, 2012
Papaverion tatrici Pawlowski et al. 1928 corr. Valachovic 1995 Alpine and subalpine vegetation of calcareous scree communities of Western Carpathians Papaverion burseri Pawlowski et al. 1928 Schaminee et al, 2012
Petasition paradoxi Zollitsch ex Lippert 1966 Vegetation of humid calcareous fine-grained screes of montane and subalpine belts of Alps Dryopteridion submontanae Rivas-Mart. et al. 1984; Gymnocarpion robertiani Fernandez Casas 1970; Petasition paradoxi Zollitsch 1966 Schaminee et al, 2012
Papavero-Thymion pulcherrimi Pop 1968 Alpine calcareous scree communities of Eastern and Southern Carpathians Schaminee et al, 2012
Veronico-Papaverion degenii Mucina et al. 1990 Alpine communities on marble and limestone screes of Pirin (Bulgaria) Schaminee et al, 2012
Arabidion alpinae Béguin in Richard 1972 Vegetation of humid stable coarse-grained screes and boulder fields of nemoral moutains of Central Europe Arabidion alpinae Béguin 1974; Arabidion alpinae Béguin in Richard 1971 (sensu Rivas-Martinez et al. 2011) Schaminee et al, 2012
Androsacion ciliatae Rivas-Mart. 1988 Subnival and alpine summit scree vegetation of Central Pyrenees Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion praetermissae Rivas-Mart. 1977 Oro-Cantabrian and Pyrenean vegetation wet screes with long-lasting snow cover Schaminee et al, 2012
Festucion dimorphae Bonin 1978 Vegetation of lower montane-subalpine calcareous screes of Central and Southern Apennines Linario-Festucion dimorphae Avena et Bruno 1975; Festucion dimorphae Lakušic 1968; Festucion dimorphae Lakušic 1969; Festucion dimorphae Barbero et Bonin 1969; Linario purpureae-Festucion dimorphae Avena & Bruno ex Feoli-Chiapella 1983 Schaminee et al, 2012
Saxifragion prenjae Lakušic 1968 Subalpine chionophilous calcareous scree communities of Southern and Central Dinarides Saxifragion prenjae Lakušic 1970; Saxifragion prenjae Lakušic 1966 Schaminee et al, 2012
Bunion alpini Lakušic 1968 Subalpine chionophilous calcareous scree communities of Northern Dinarides Bunion alpini Lakušic 1970 Schaminee et al, 2012
Iberidion spathulatae Br.-Bl. 1948 Pyrenean oro-cryotemperate calcareous scree communities Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 61.2 Alpine calcareous screes same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 I122 Natural rock exposure: scree, basic overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.3.1 Roche calcaire same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and ultra-basic screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H2.4 Temperate-montane calcareous and basic siliceous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 61.2 Alpine calcareous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 61.2 Alpine calcareous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 61.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 61.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 61.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 61.2   same
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