Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities

English name: Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities

Description (English)

Chionophilous communities of stony and gravelly ground of the islands of the polar basin developed in conditions of shorter snow cover than the polar willow communities, with a species cortège that includes Trisetum spicatum, Ranunculus nivalis, Ranunculus pygmaeus, Oxyria digyna, Lidia biflora, Poa arctica, Potentilla hyparctica, Carex lachenalii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.127
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 Carex lachenalii
Flowering Plants Oxyria digyna
Flowering Plants Poa arctica
Flowering Plants Potentilla hyparctica
Flowering Plants Ranunculus nivalis
Flowering Plants Ranunculus pygmaeus
Flowering Plants Trisetum spicatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex lachenalii Flowering Plants
Oxyria digyna Flowering Plants
Poa arctica Flowering Plants
Potentilla hyparctica Flowering Plants
Ranunculus nivalis Flowering Plants
Ranunculus pygmaeus Flowering Plants
Trisetum spicatum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.1237 Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.127 Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.127 Subarctic small-herb snowbed communities same
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