Eleocharis quinqueflora fens

English name: Spike-rush (Eleocharis quinqueflora) fens

Description (English)

Rich fen communities of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Eleocharis quinqueflora (Eleocharis pauciflora), for the most part species-poor pioneering formations, relatively widespread, though decreasing and threatened, in the boreal region, in the Baltic plain, in western Hercynian hills and in Alpine and peri-Alpine regions.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1A
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)
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 Eleocharis pauciflora
Flowering Plants Eleocharis quinqueflora
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eleocharis pauciflora Flowering Plants
Eleocharis quinqueflora Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.2A Spike-rush fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.3 Parvocariçaie neutro-basophile wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1A Eleocharis quinqueflora fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1A Eleocharis quinqueflora fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D4.1A Eleocharis quinqueflora fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D4.1A Eleocharis quinqueflora fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D4.1A Eleocharis quinqueflora fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D4.1A Spike-rush fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.2A Spike-rush fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.2A Spike-rush fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.2A   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.2A   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.2A   same
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