Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats

English name: Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats

Description (English)

Open assemblies of herbaceous or suffrutescent pioneering plants, rich in alpine species, colonizing gravel beds of Palaearctic streams with an alpine, summer-high, flow regime, formed in northern boreal and lower arctic mountains, hills and sometimes lowlands, as well as in the alpine and subalpine zones of higher, glaciated, mountains of more southern regions, sometimes with abyssal stations at lower altitudes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.551
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C3.55)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 24.221 Boreo-alpine stream gravel communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.3. Sparsely vegetated areas n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 7.2.1.1a Alluvial vegetation, Alpine Herb-grass variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 7.2.1.4 Rhacomitrium canescens type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 7.2.1.1 Alluvial vegetation, Herb-grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 7.2.1.1b River beauty variant n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.2.1.1 Alluvions avec végétation pionnière herbacée wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.551 Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.551 Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C3.551 Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C3.551 Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C3.651 Boreo-alpine stream gravel habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 24.221 Boreo-alpine stream gravel communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 24.221 Boreo-alpine stream gravel communities same
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