Boreoalpine soft water hepatic springs
Bryophyte dominated spring communities of alpine, subalpine, boreoalpine or arctoalpine, sometimes montane, well-lit, lime-poor cold waters of the Palaearctic domaine, dominated by leafy hepatics of genera Scapania, Marsupella, Jungermannia, Nardia, with a vascular species cortège rich in arctoalpine species, characteristic of the higher altitudes of the Alpine system, of neighbouring high ranges and of northern mountains, descending locally to lower altitudes, in particular, in Hercynian regions and in northern Europe.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code D2.2C14|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112||54.1114||Boreoalpine soft water hepatic springs||source|