Permafrost seeps

English name: Permafrost seeps

Description (English)

Bryophyte and small herb communities of shallow depressions filled by thaw water in permafrost areas, in particular, of Spitzbergen, constituted by the mosses Calliergon sarmentosum, Drepanocladus exannulatus, Drepanocladus uncinatus, Aulacomnium palustre, Philonotis tomentella, Bryum pallens, Oncophorus wahlenbergii, and by Ranunculus hyperboreus, Ranunculus sulphureus, Saxifraga foliolosa, Saxifraga rivularis, Saxifraga cernua, Cardamine nymanii, Phippsia algida, Alopecurus alpinus, Luzula confusa, Equisetum boreale.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2C18

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alopecurus alpinus
Mosses & Liverworts Aulacomnium palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Bryum pallens
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon sarmentosum
Flowering Plants Cardamine nymanii
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus uncinatus
Flowering Plants Luzula confusa
Mosses & Liverworts Oncophorus wahlenbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Philonotis tomentella
Flowering Plants Phippsia algida
Flowering Plants Ranunculus hyperboreus
Flowering Plants Ranunculus sulphureus
Flowering Plants Saxifraga cernua
Flowering Plants Saxifraga foliolosa
Flowering Plants Saxifraga rivularis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alopecurus alpinus Flowering Plants
Aulacomnium palustre Mosses & Liverworts
Bryum pallens Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon sarmentosum Mosses & Liverworts
Cardamine nymanii Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus uncinatus Mosses & Liverworts
Luzula confusa Flowering Plants
Oncophorus wahlenbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Philonotis tomentella Mosses & Liverworts
Phippsia algida Flowering Plants
Ranunculus hyperboreus Flowering Plants
Ranunculus sulphureus Flowering Plants
Saxifraga cernua Flowering Plants
Saxifraga foliolosa Flowering Plants
Saxifraga rivularis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.1118 Permafrost seeps source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2C18 Permafrost seeps same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2C18 Permafrost seeps same
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