River gravel chondrilla communities

English name: River gravel chondrilla communities

Description (English)

Open and often unstable assemblies of herbaceous or suffrutescent pioneering plants, rich in casual immigrants from higher altitudes, colonizing gravel beds of the montane reaches of unregulated Alpine streams, with Chondrilla chondrilloides, often accompanied by Erucastrum nasturtiifolium, Gypsophila repens, Dryas octopetala, Aethionema saxatile, Epilobium dodonaei, Erigeron acer, Leontodon berinii, Buphthalmum salicifolium, Euphorbia cyparissias, Fumana procumbens, Agrostis gigantea, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. alpestris, Campanula cochlearifolia, Hieracium piloselloides, Calamagrostis pseudophragmites, Conyza canadensis, Pritzelago alpina, and seedlings of Salix elaeagnos, Salix purpurea, Salix daphnoides and Myricaria germanica. Because of widespread interference with natural flow regimes, these formations are gravely endangered.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.5521
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C3.55)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aethionema saxatile
Flowering Plants Agrostis gigantea
Flowering Plants Buphthalmum salicifolium
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis pseudophragmites
Flowering Plants Campanula cochlearifolia
Flowering Plants Chondrilla chondrilloides
Flowering Plants Conyza canadensis
Flowering Plants Dryas octopetala
Flowering Plants Epilobium dodonaei
Flowering Plants Erigeron acer
Flowering Plants Erucastrum nasturtiifolium
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cyparissias
Flowering Plants Fumana procumbens
Flowering Plants Gypsophila repens
Flowering Plants Hieracium piloselloides
Flowering Plants Leontodon berinii
Flowering Plants Myricaria germanica
Flowering Plants Pritzelago alpina
Flowering Plants Salix daphnoides
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aethionema saxatile Flowering Plants
Agrostis gigantea Flowering Plants
Buphthalmum salicifolium Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis pseudophragmites Flowering Plants
Campanula cochlearifolia Flowering Plants
Chondrilla chondrilloides Flowering Plants
Conyza canadensis Flowering Plants
Dryas octopetala Flowering Plants
Epilobium dodonaei Flowering Plants
Erigeron acer Flowering Plants
Erucastrum nasturtiifolium Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cyparissias Flowering Plants
Fumana procumbens Flowering Plants
Gypsophila repens Flowering Plants
Hieracium piloselloides Flowering Plants
Leontodon berinii Flowering Plants
Myricaria germanica Flowering Plants
Pritzelago alpina Flowering Plants
Salix daphnoides Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 24.2221 River gravel chondrilla communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.5521 River gravel chondrilla communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.5521 River gravel chondrilla communities same
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