Arctic-alpine wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards

Description (English)

Meso-xerophile, relatively closed and unsculptured swards of Kobresia myosuroides (Elyna myosuroides) forming on deep, fine soils of protruding ridges and edges exposed to strong winds in the alpine and nival levels of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains with Oxytropis, Draba, Carex spp. and others.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R442

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Elyna myosuroides
Flowering Plants Kobresia myosuroides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Elyna myosuroides Flowering Plants
Kobresia myosuroides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.42 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.42 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.42 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E4.42 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E4.42 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.32 Wind edge Kobresia myosuroides swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.32 Wind edge naked-rush swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 36.42 Wind edge naked-rush swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 36.42 Wind edge naked-rush swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.42   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.42   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.42   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 36.42   same
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