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Raised bog complexes

English name: Raised bog complexes

Description (English)

Raised bogs are highly oligotrophic, strongly acidic, domed peatlands, whose peat is composed mainly of sphagnum remains and whose surface derives moisture and nutrients only from rainfall (ombrotrophic). Raised bog complexes may include elements of the main mire surface (D1.1) comprising a complex of low hummocks, small pools and their associated vegetation, together with larger pools (C1.46), a marginal lagg (C1.47), pre-woods (G5.64) and other associated habitat types.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code X04
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 E162 Bog: raised narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 X COMPLEXE n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 X04 Raised bog complexes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 X04 Raised bog complexes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 X04 Raised bog complexes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 X04 Raised bog complexes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 X04 Raised bog complexes same
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