Polar willow snowbed communities

Description (English)

Chionophilous communities of boreal and arcto-alpine Palaearctic mountains and of islands of the polar basin dominated by, or rich in, Salix polaris, associated with mosses and small forbs, developed, at least in the boreal and arcto-alpine regions, on calcareous substrates.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix polaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix polaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.122 Polar willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.122 Polar willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.122 Polar willow snowbed communities same
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