Middle European lowland to montane siliceous cliffs

Description (English)

Siliceous cliff and rock communities of the montane zones of the northwestern, northern, eastern and central Alps, the Pyrenees, the western Carpathians, the middle European Hercynian ranges, the Jura. Vegetation of alliances Androsacion vandelii, Asplenion septentrionalis and Hypno-Polypodion vulgaris, with the most typical species Acetosella vulgaris, Aurinia saxatilis, Polypodium vulgare, Woodsia ilvensis, Primula minima, Ranunculus alpestris, Saxifraga bryoides, Silene acaulis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U331

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Polypodium vulgare
Ferns Woodsia ilvensis
Flowering Plants Aurinia saxatilis
Flowering Plants Primula minima
Flowering Plants Ranunculus alpestris
Flowering Plants Saxifraga bryoides
Flowering Plants Silene acaulis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Polypodium vulgare Ferns
Woodsia ilvensis Ferns
Aurinia saxatilis Flowering Plants
Primula minima Flowering Plants
Ranunculus alpestris 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) H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H3.11 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H3.21 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 62.21 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 62.21 Middle European montane siliceous cliffs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 62.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 62.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 62.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 62.21   same
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