Middle-European calcareous fern cliffs

English name: Middle-European calcareous fern cliffs

Description (English)

Communities of shady, cool, often moist rockfaces of the Alps and neighbouring regions, of the Carpathians, of the Jura, the Hercynian ranges, the British Isles, with many ferns, including Cystopteris fragilis, Cystopteris regia, Asplenium viride, Asplenium scolopendrium, Asplenium trichomanes, and with Carex brachystachys.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H3.252
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

Ferns Asplenium scolopendrium
Ferns Asplenium trichomanes
Ferns Asplenium viride
Flowering Plants Carex brachystachys
Ferns Cystopteris fragilis
Ferns Cystopteris regia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asplenium scolopendrium Ferns
Asplenium trichomanes Ferns
Asplenium viride Ferns
Carex brachystachys Flowering Plants
Cystopteris fragilis Ferns
Cystopteris regia Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.152 Middle-European calcareous fern cliffs source
National Vegetation Classification (UK) OV39 Asplenium trichomanes-Asplenium ruta-muraria community narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) OV40 Asplenium viride-Cystopteris fragilis community narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.252 Middle-European calcareous fern cliffs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.252 Middle-European calcareous fern cliffs same
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