Small-reed river gravel communities

English name: Small-reed river gravel communities

Description (English)

Closed or lacunar assemblies of often large herbaceous or suffrutescent pioneering plants colonizing montane and submontane gravel beds loaded with finer sands or silts of unregulated streams of the Alpine system and its vicinity. Calamagrostis pseudophragmites is usually dominant, seedlings of montane and dealpine willows, characteristic of C3.5521, often absent.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.5522
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 Calamagrostis pseudophragmites
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis pseudophragmites Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 24.2222 Small-reed river gravel communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.5522 Small-reed river gravel communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.5522 Small-reed river gravel communities same
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