EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > D - Mires, bogs and fens > D1 - Raised and blanket bogs > D1.1 - Raised bogs > D1.11 - Active, relatively undamaged raised bogs > D1.114 - Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs

Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs

English name: Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs

Description (English)

Communities of the boreoalpine, subalpine, arctoalpine and northern lowland regions of Iceland, Fennoscandia, the Kola peninsula and the Urals formed by hummocks, banks or plateaux of sphagna or of bryopsid mosses associated with small shrubs, particularly Betula nana, also Empetrum hermaphroditum, Ledum palustre, Vaccinium uliginosum, Rubus chamaemorus, accompanied by Vaccinium oxycoccos, Eriophorum vaginatum, Eriophorum angustifolium, Carex nigra. They may associate with depressions occupied by lawn, hollow or mud bottom communities; they are prone to a rapid desiccation. They show affinities with blanket bogs of unit D1.2, in particular, with upland blanket bogs of unit D1.22 and northern boreal blanket bogs of unit D1.23.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.114

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Ledum palustre
Flowering Plants Rubus chamaemorus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Ledum palustre Flowering Plants
Rubus chamaemorus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 51.17 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.2.1 Alpine heather - Crowberry - Sphagnum fuscum type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.2.1c Alpine variant with reindeer lichens n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.2.1d Bog Bilberry - Dwarf Birch variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.2.1b Alpine variant with forest mosses n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.1.2.1a Alpine variant with Sphagnum fuscum n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.114 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.114 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D1.114 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D1.114 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D1.114 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D1.117 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks on raised bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 51.17 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 51.17 Boreoalpine dwarf-shrub hummocks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 51.17   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 51.17   same
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