Arctic woodrush snowbed communities

English name: Arctic woodrush snowbed communities

Description (English)

Open, herb-rich, snowbed communities of the middle to high alpine level of the boreal and southern arcto-alpine mountains of Scandinavia, developed on level or gently sloping moist calcareous ground with solifluction tongues separated by gravelly expanses with a thin but prolonged snow cover, dominated by Luzula arctica. Luzula confusa, Ranunculus glacialis, Ranunculus sulphureus, Cerastium spp. and Draba crassifolia are characteristic of the species cortège.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.125
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 Draba crassifolia
Flowering Plants Luzula arctica
Flowering Plants Luzula confusa
Flowering Plants Ranunculus glacialis
Flowering Plants Ranunculus sulphureus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Draba crassifolia Flowering Plants
Luzula arctica Flowering Plants
Luzula confusa Flowering Plants
Ranunculus glacialis Flowering Plants
Ranunculus sulphureus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1235 Arctic woodrush snowbed communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.125 Arctic woodrush snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.125 Arctic woodrush snowbed communities same
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