Alpine heavy-metal grassland

English name: Alpine heavy-metal grassland

Description (English)

Formations of heavy metal soils of the alpine and subalpine levels of the Alps and the Pyrenees, with, among others, Dianthus sylvestris, Galium anisophyllon, Poa alpina, Armeria arenaria, Thlaspi caerulescens, and the very restricted southern Alpine endemic Viola dubyana; they descend to the montane level and occur in some dealpine stations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.B5
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.B)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria arenaria
Flowering Plants Dianthus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Galium anisophyllon
Flowering Plants Poa alpina
Flowering Plants Thlaspi caerulescens
Flowering Plants Viola dubyana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria arenaria Flowering Plants
Dianthus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Galium anisophyllon Flowering Plants
Poa alpina Flowering Plants
Thlaspi caerulescens Flowering Plants
Viola dubyana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.25 Alpine heavy metal communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.B5 Alpine heavy-metal grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.B5 Alpine heavy-metal grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.B5 Alpine heavy-metal grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.B5 Alpine heavy-metal grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E4.6 Heavy-metal alpine and subalpine grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E4.6 Alpine heavy-metal habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 34.25 Alpine heavy metal communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 34.25 Alpine heavy metal communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 36.44   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 36.44   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 36.44   same
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