Alpic tall-herb communities

English name: Alpic tall-herb communities

Description (English)

Subalpine and alpine meso-hygrophile tall herb formations of moist hollows and gullies of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Dinarides, the Jura, the great Hercynian ranges, the Central Massif and the Apennines. Vegetation of Adenostylion with dominant Adenostyles alliariae and Veratrum album, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cicerbita alpina, Aconitum spp. and others also present. In the Carpathians these communities are represented also by alliance Delphinion elati. Some habitats are dominated by ferns (e.g. Athyrium distentifolium, Dryopteris filix-mas).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.51
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E5.5)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Adenostyles alliariae
Ferns Athyrium distentifolium
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Cicerbita alpina
Ferns Dryopteris filix-mas
Flowering Plants Veratrum album
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Adenostyles alliariae Flowering Plants
Athyrium distentifolium Ferns
Chaerophyllum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Cicerbita alpina Flowering Plants
Dryopteris filix-mas Ferns
Veratrum album Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.81 Alpic tall herb communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Va Alpine wetlands wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.2.4 Mégaphorbiaie de montagne hygrophile à Adenostyles alliariae wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 M5 DEVĚTSILOVÉ LEMY HORSKÝCH POTOKŮ (Petasites fringes of montane brooks) narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A4.2 SUBALPÍNSKÉ VYSOKOBYLINNÉ NIVY (Subalpine tall-forb vegetation) same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 5212000 Porasty devätsilov n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.51 Alpic tall herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.51 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.81 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.81 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 37.81   same
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