Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities

English name: Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities

Description (English)

Communities of areas covered by snow for six to eight months, with Carex foetida, Alopecurus gerardii, Omalotheca supina (Gnaphalium supinum) (including Omalotheca supina var. pusilla), Lepidium stylatum, Alchemilla pentaphyllea, Mucizonia sedoides, (Umbilicus sedoides, Sedum candollei), Sedum alpestre, Cardamine alpina, Carex pyrenaica, of the Alps, the eastern Carpathian system, the ranges of the Balkan peninsula, the Pyrenees; they extend to the subalpine level and include the isolated cryoro-Mediterranean formations of the Cordillera Central and the Sierra Nevada.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.112
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.11)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alchemilla pentaphyllea
Flowering Plants Alopecurus gerardii
Flowering Plants Cardamine alpina
Flowering Plants Carex foetida
Flowering Plants Carex pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Gnaphalium supinum
Flowering Plants Lepidium stylatum
Flowering Plants Mucizonia sedoides
Flowering Plants Omalotheca supina
Flowering Plants Sedum alpestre
Flowering Plants Sedum candollei
Flowering Plants Umbilicus sedoides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alchemilla pentaphyllea Flowering Plants
Alopecurus gerardii Flowering Plants
Cardamine alpina Flowering Plants
Carex foetida Flowering Plants
Carex pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Gnaphalium supinum Flowering Plants
Lepidium stylatum Flowering Plants
Mucizonia sedoides Flowering Plants
Omalotheca supina Flowering Plants
Sedum alpestre Flowering Plants
Sedum candollei Flowering Plants
Umbilicus sedoides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1113 Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.112 Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.112 Alpic acid cudweed snow-patch communities same
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