Tall herb subalpine spruce forests

English name: Tall herb subalpine spruce forests

Description (English)

Tall-herb rich, hygrophile or meso-hygrophile, Picea abies forests of high altitude stations of the Alps, subjected to prolonged snow cover and frequent fogs, with Adenostyles spp., Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Peucedanum ostruthium, Ranunculus aconitifolius, Aconitum vulparia, Aconitum paniculatum, Stellaria nemorum, Geranium sylvaticum, Cicerbita alpina.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.1B2
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G3.1B)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aconitum paniculatum
Flowering Plants Aconitum vulparia
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Cicerbita alpina
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Peucedanum ostruthium
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Ranunculus aconitifolius
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aconitum paniculatum Flowering Plants
Aconitum vulparia Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Cicerbita alpina Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Peucedanum ostruthium Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Ranunculus aconitifolius Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.212 Tall herb subalpine spruce forests source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.1B2 Tall herb subalpine spruce forests same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.1B2 Tall herb subalpine spruce forests same
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