Typha beds

English name: Reedmace (Typha) beds

Description (English)

Communities of the margins of lakes, rivers and brooks dominated by Typha latifolia, Typha angustifolia, Typha domingensis, Typha laxmannii, Typha elephantina formations, usually extremely species-poor and sometimes almost pure, tolerant of extended periods of dryness, varying conditions of salinity, and of pollution. Although Typha species are dominant, other common species such as Acorus calamus, Equisetum fluviatile, Phragmites australis, Glyceria maxima and Schoenoplectus lacustris and alliance Phragmition communis may also occur.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.23
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C3.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acorus calamus
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Glyceria maxima
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus lacustris
Flowering Plants Typha angustifolia
Flowering Plants Typha domingensis
Flowering Plants Typha latifolia
Flowering Plants Typha laxmannii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acorus calamus Flowering Plants
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Glyceria maxima Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus lacustris Flowering Plants
Typha angustifolia Flowering Plants
Typha domingensis Flowering Plants
Typha latifolia Flowering Plants
Typha laxmannii Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 53.13 Reedmace beds wider
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 6.1.3.3 Bulrush type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) S13 Typha angustifolia swamp overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) S12 Typha latifolia swamp overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.1.2.1 Roselière lacustre wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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