EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > R - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > R4 - Alpine and subalpine grasslands > R41 - Snow-bed vegetation > R411 - Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats

Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats

Description (English)

Snow patches of the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians (e.g. alliances Salicion herbaceae and Festucion picturatae), the Dinarides, the Rhodope Mountains (Rila) and the Pelagonides, occupying areas free from snow for less than two months, with the herbs e.g. Luzula alpinopilosa, Salix herbacea, Ligusticum mutellina; mosses Polytrichum sexangulare, Polytrichum juniperinum, Pohlia commutata, Kiaeria falcata (Dicranum falcatum), the liverwort Anthelia juratzkana or sometimes lichens. Also snow-patch communities of arctic and boreal mountains of Fennoscandia, the Scottish Highlands, Iceland, Greenland and other islands of the Norwegian and Greenland seas, formed of mats of mosses and lichens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R411
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum sexangulare
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Polytrichum sexangulare Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.11 Boreo-alpine acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.11 Boreo-Alpic acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.11 Boreo-Alpic acidocline snow-patch grassland and herb habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1113 Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1111 Alpic acid moss snow-patch communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1121 Boreal moss snowbed communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1126 Boreo-alpine acidocline sedge and rush snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1125 Boreo-alpine fern snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1124 Boreo-alpine herb-rich acid snowbed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1123 Boreo-alpine Deschampsia-Anthoxanthum communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1115 Hercynian acid snow patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.1114 Luzula spadicea snow patch communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1111 Alpic acid moss snow-patch communities (36.1111) and Boreal moss snowbed communities (36.1121) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1121 Alpic acid moss snow-patch communities (36.1111) and Boreal moss snowbed communities (36.1121) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1113 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1114 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1115 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1123 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1124 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1125 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.1126 Grassland/herb parts of Alpic acid snow-patch communities (36.111) and Oroboreal acidocline snowbed communities (36.112) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1113   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1114   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1115   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1123   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1124   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1125   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1126   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1127   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1111   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.1121   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1113   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1114   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1115   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1123   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1124   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1125   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1126   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1127   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1111   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.1121   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.1113   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.1123   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.1125   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.1111   same
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