Alpic tall-herb communities

Description (English)

Subalpine and alpine meso-hygrophile tall herb formations of moist hollows and gullies of the Alps, the Carpathians, the Dinarides, the Jura, the great Hercynian ranges, the Central Massif and the Apennines. Vegetation of Adenostylion with dominant Adenostyles alliariae and Veratrum album, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cicerbita alpina, Aconitum spp. and others also present. In the Carpathians these communities are represented also by alliance Delphinion elati. Some habitats are dominated by ferns (e.g. Athyrium distentifolium, Dryopteris filix-mas).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R561

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Athyrium distentifolium
Flowering Plants Adenostyles alliariae
Flowering Plants Cicerbita alpina
Flowering Plants Veratrum album
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Athyrium distentifolium Ferns
Adenostyles alliariae Flowering Plants
Cicerbita alpina Flowering Plants
Veratrum album Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.51 Alpic tall-herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.51 Alpic tall herb communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.51 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.81 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.81 Alpic tall herb communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 37.81   same
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