Spitzbergen polar willow snowbed communities

Description (English)

Snowbed communities of islands of the polar basin, in particular, of Spitzbergen with Salix polaris, Luzula confusa, Pedicularis hirsuta, Polygonum viviparum (Bistorta vivipara), Cerastium arcticum, Dicranum elongatum, Drepanocladus uncinatus, Gymnomitrion coralloides, Anthelia juratzkana, Cetraria delisei, Stereocolon alpinum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-1222

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cerastium arcticum
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum elongatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus uncinatus
Flowering Plants Luzula confusa
Flowering Plants Pedicularis hirsuta
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Flowering Plants Salix polaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cerastium arcticum Flowering Plants
Dicranum elongatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus uncinatus Mosses & Liverworts
Luzula confusa Flowering Plants
Pedicularis hirsuta Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants
Salix polaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.1222 Spitzbergen polar willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.1222 Spitzbergen polar willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.1222 Spitzbergen polar willow snowbed communities same
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