Nevadan violet screes

English name: Nevadan violet screes

Description (English)

Screes of the summital region of the Sierra Nevada, at around 2800-3000 metres, with a very sparse community formed by Viola crassiuscula, Linaria glacialis, Rhynchosinapis cheiranthos ssp. nevadensis, Ranunculus glacialis, Ranunculus parnassifolius, Saxifraga oppositifolia, Papaver suaveolens, Holcus caespitosus, Crepis oporinoides and, in more stabilised areas, Erigeron frigidus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H2.552
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Crepis oporinoides
Flowering Plants Erigeron frigidus
Flowering Plants Holcus caespitosus
Flowering Plants Linaria glacialis
Flowering Plants Papaver suaveolens
Flowering Plants Ranunculus glacialis
Flowering Plants Saxifraga oppositifolia
Flowering Plants Viola crassiuscula
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Crepis oporinoides Flowering Plants
Erigeron frigidus Flowering Plants
Holcus caespitosus Flowering Plants
Linaria glacialis Flowering Plants
Papaver suaveolens Flowering Plants
Ranunculus glacialis Flowering Plants
Saxifraga oppositifolia Flowering Plants
Viola crassiuscula Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 61.392 Nevadan violet screes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H2.552 Nevadan violet screes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H2.552 Nevadan violet screes same
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