Soft water lichen springs

English name: Soft water lichen springs

Description (English)

Bryophyte and encrusting lichen communities of lime-poor, often intermittent, springs of the high-alpine level of Palaearctic mountains of the Alpine system, formed by the lichen Dermatocarpon rivulorum and the mosses Brachythecium glaciale, Schistidium rivulare.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2C17

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Brachythecium glaciale
Mosses & Liverworts Schistidium rivulare
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Brachythecium glaciale Mosses & Liverworts
Schistidium rivulare Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.1117 Soft water lichen springs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2C17 Soft water lichen springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2C17 Soft water lichen springs same
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