Alpine calcareous cliff heliophile communities

English name: Alpine calcareous cliff heliophile communities

Description (English)

Well-lit calcareous cliff and rock communities of the Alps and neighbouring regions, including upper Provence, upper Languedoc, the pre-Pyrenees and Corbières, the Catalonian mountains, with Potentilla caulescens, Potentilla clusiana, Potentilla nitida, Primula auricula, Hieracium humile, Cardaminopsis petraea, Androsace helvetica, Minuartia rupestris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H3.251
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H3.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Androsace helvetica
Flowering Plants Cardaminopsis petraea
Flowering Plants Hieracium humile
Flowering Plants Minuartia rupestris
Flowering Plants Potentilla caulescens
Flowering Plants Potentilla clusiana
Flowering Plants Potentilla nitida
Flowering Plants Primula auricula
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Androsace helvetica Flowering Plants
Cardaminopsis petraea Flowering Plants
Hieracium humile Flowering Plants
Minuartia rupestris Flowering Plants
Potentilla caulescens Flowering Plants
Potentilla clusiana Flowering Plants
Potentilla nitida Flowering Plants
Primula auricula Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.151 Alpine calcareous cliff heliophile communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.251 Alpine calcareous cliff heliophile communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.251 Alpine calcareous cliff heliophile communities same
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