Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities

Description (English)

Moss dominated snowbed communities of calcareous gravel and stonefields, or moraine, of Scandinavian mountains, with, in particular, Distichium capillaceum, Pohlia albicans, Pohlia drummondii, often pioneering on "new ground". Individual vascular plants, growing widely separated, include, notably, Cardamine pratensis ssp. dentata, Cerastium arcticum, Cerastium cerastoides, Saxifraga oppositifolia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4122

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cardamine pratensis
Mosses & Liverworts Distichium capillaceum
Mosses & Liverworts Pohlia drummondii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cardamine pratensis Flowering Plants
Distichium capillaceum Mosses & Liverworts
Pohlia drummondii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.122 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.122 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.122 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
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