R41 Snow-bed vegetation

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Vegetation on skeletal, sometimes humic, soils developed beneath late-lying snow patches in Arctic and subarctic lowlands, boreal mountains and temperate high mountains of Central and Southern Europe. Dominated by grasses, sedges, herbs and cryptogams, the species composition depends on regional climate, altitude, bedrock and soil type, and sometimes includes endemics, particularly in Southern Europe.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12519

Version 2021-06-01, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4812736.

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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