Hard water bryophyte springs

English name: Hard water bryophyte springs

Description (English)

Communities of calcareous springs, flushes, seeps or parts of spring systems of nemoral and boreal Europe overwhelmingly dominated by bryophytes forming carpets, curtains or mounds with no or a modest amount of tufa deposition. Typical dominants are the mosses Cratoneuron filicinum, Cratoneuron commutatum, Cratoneuron commutatum var. falcatum, Cratoneuron decipiens, also the mosses Philonotis calcarea, Paludella squarrosa, Hygrohypnum luridum, or the hepatic Leiocolea bantriensis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1N11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Cratoneuron commutatum
Mosses & Liverworts Cratoneuron decipiens
Mosses & Liverworts Cratoneuron filicinum
Mosses & Liverworts Hygrohypnum luridum
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Mosses & Liverworts Philonotis calcarea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cratoneuron commutatum Mosses & Liverworts
Cratoneuron decipiens Mosses & Liverworts
Cratoneuron filicinum Mosses & Liverworts
Hygrohypnum luridum Mosses & Liverworts
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Philonotis calcarea Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.1221 Hard water bryophyte springs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1N11 Hard water bryophyte springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1N11 Hard water bryophyte springs same
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