Alpine siliceous screes

Description (English)

Siliceous, cool, damp screes of the subalpine and alpine levels of Alps, Carpathians, Pyrenees and Corsica with Androsace alpina, Achillea nana, Oxyria digyna, Geum reptans, Saxifraga bryoides, Ranunculus glacialis, Linaria alpina, Oreochloa disticha, Silene acaulis. Vegetation of alliance Androsacion alpinae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U221

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Achillea nana
Flowering Plants Androsace alpina
Flowering Plants Geum reptans
Flowering Plants Linaria alpina
Flowering Plants Oreochloa disticha
Flowering Plants Oxyria digyna
Flowering Plants Ranunculus glacialis
Flowering Plants Saxifraga bryoides
Flowering Plants Silene acaulis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea nana Flowering Plants
Androsace alpina Flowering Plants
Geum reptans Flowering Plants
Linaria alpina Flowering Plants
Oreochloa disticha Flowering Plants
Oxyria digyna Flowering Plants
Ranunculus glacialis Flowering Plants
Saxifraga bryoides Flowering Plants
Silene acaulis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H2.31 Alpine siliceous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 61.11 Alpine siliceous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 61.11 Alpine siliceous screes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 61.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 61.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 61.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 61.11   same
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