Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens

English name: Icelandic marsh horsetail fens

Description (English)

Rich fen communities of Iceland dominated by Equisetum palustre, accompanied by a variety of grasses, sedges, in particular Carex rariflora, and mosses, characteristic notably of badly drained solifluxion ledges on slopes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1L
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex rariflora
Ferns Equisetum palustre
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex rariflora Flowering Plants
Equisetum palustre Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.2L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.2.1e Marsh Horsetail variant n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D4.1L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.2L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.2L Icelandic Equisetum palustre fens same
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