Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards

English name: Alpine riverine curved sedge swards

Description (English)

Rare pioneer communities of the edges of glacier-fed streams and moraines of the subalpine and alpine levels of the central Alps, dominated by Carex maritima (Carex juncifolia, Carex incurva), with Carex bicolor, Carex atrofusca, Juncus arcticus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.22
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.2)
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 Carex atrofusca
Flowering Plants Carex bicolor
Flowering Plants Carex incurva
Flowering Plants Carex juncifolia
Flowering Plants Carex maritima
Flowering Plants Juncus arcticus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex atrofusca Flowering Plants
Carex bicolor Flowering Plants
Carex incurva Flowering Plants
Carex juncifolia Flowering Plants
Carex maritima Flowering Plants
Juncus arcticus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.32 Alpine riverine curved sedge swards source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.5 Groupement pionnier des bords de torrents alpins wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.22 Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.22 Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D4.22 Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D4.22 Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D4.22 Alpine riverine Carex maritima (Carex incurva) swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D4.22 Alpine riverine curved sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.32 Alpine riverine curved sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.32 Alpine riverine curved sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.32   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.32   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.32   same
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