Boreal Carex atrofusca swards

English name: Boreal scorched sedge swards

Description (English)

Rich Carex atrofusca-dominated fen communities of the lower alpine level of boreoalpine and arctoalpine mountains of Fennoscandia, on calcareous substrates with near-surface ground water and relatively high pH; peat production is usually low and mineral earth can be bare. The species cortège typically includes Carex vaginata, Carex capillaris, Carex parallela, Carex dioica, Carex bigelowii, Juncus triglumis, Juncus biglumis, Polygonum viviparum (Bistorta vivipara), Saxifraga aizoides, Thalictrum alpinum, Tofieldia pusilla, Salix reticulata, Drepanocladus revolvens, Campylium stellatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.25
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.2)
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 Carex atrofusca
Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Carex capillaris
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex parallela
Flowering Plants Carex vaginata
Flowering Plants Juncus biglumis
Flowering Plants Juncus triglumis
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Flowering Plants Salix reticulata
Flowering Plants Saxifraga aizoides
Flowering Plants Thalictrum alpinum
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex atrofusca Flowering Plants
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Carex capillaris Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex parallela Flowering Plants
Carex vaginata Flowering Plants
Juncus biglumis Flowering Plants
Juncus triglumis Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants
Salix reticulata Flowering Plants
Saxifraga aizoides Flowering Plants
Thalictrum alpinum Flowering Plants
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.35 Boreal scorched sedge swards source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.2.2 Scorched Alpine sedge type n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.25 Boreal Carex atrofusca swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.25 Boreal Carex atrofusca swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D4.25 Boreal Carex atrofusca swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D4.25 Boreal Carex atrofusca swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D4.25 Boreal Carex atrofusca swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D4.25 Boreal scorched sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.35 Boreal scorched sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.35 Boreal scorched sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.35   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.35   same
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