Boreo-alpine calcareous spring mires

English name: Boreo-alpine calcareous spring mires

Description (English)

Calcareous tufa-forming spring communities of the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the boreonemoral and boreoalpine mountains of Fennoscandia, dominated by brown mosses, in particular by Cratoneuron species, with a relatively thin assembly of vascular species formed by elements of both fens and wet meadows, usually with a prominence of Cystopteris montana or Saxifraga aizoides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1N2
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

Ferns Cystopteris montana
Flowering Plants Saxifraga aizoides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cystopteris montana Ferns
Saxifraga aizoides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.123 Boreo-alpine calcareous spring mires source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1N2 Boreo-alpine calcareous spring mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1N2 Boreo-alpine calcareous spring mires same
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