Alpine and subalpine fern stands

English name: Alpine and subalpine fern stands

Description (English)

Fern-dominated facies of the tall herb communities of the alpine and sub-alpine zone, with Athyrium distentifolium (Athyrium alpestre), Athyrium filix-femina, Dryopteris filix-mas, Dryopteris dilatata; succession stages are often floristically more related to the small reed communities of E5.52.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E5.5B
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E5.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Athyrium alpestre
Ferns Athyrium distentifolium
Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Ferns Dryopteris dilatata
Ferns Dryopteris filix-mas
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Athyrium alpestre Ferns
Athyrium distentifolium Ferns
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Dryopteris dilatata Ferns
Dryopteris filix-mas Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.8112 Alpine fern communities narrower
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.2.4 Mégaphorbiaie de montagne hygrophile à Adenostyles alliariae wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 A4.3 SUBALPÍNSKÉ KAPRADINOVÉ NIVY (Subalpine tall-fern vegetation) same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.5B Alpine and subalpine fern stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.5B Alpine and subalpine fern stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.5B Alpine and subalpine fern stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.5B Alpine and subalpine fern stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.5B Alpine and subalpine Pteridium aquilinum stands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.8112 Alpine fern communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.8112 Alpine fern communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 38.8132 Hercynian high montane fern communities narrower
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