Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities

English name: Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities

Description (English)

Moss dominated snowbed communities of calcareous gravel and stonefields, or moraine, of Scandinavian mountains, with, in particular, Distichium capillaceum, Pohlia albicans, Pohlia drummondii, often pioneering on "new ground". Individual vascular plants, growing widely separated, include, notably, Cardamine pratensis ssp. dentata, Cerastium arcticum, Cerastium cerastoides, Saxifraga oppositifolia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.122
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.12)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cerastium arcticum
Flowering Plants Cerastium cerastoides
Flowering Plants Saxifraga oppositifolia
Mosses & Liverworts Distichium capillaceum
Mosses & Liverworts Pohlia drummondii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cerastium arcticum Flowering Plants
Cerastium cerastoides Flowering Plants
Saxifraga oppositifolia Flowering Plants
Distichium capillaceum Mosses & Liverworts
Pohlia drummondii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1232 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.122 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.122 Distichium capillaceum snowbed communities same
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