Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens

English name: Black, white, and star sedge fens

Description (English)

Acidic fen communities of middle Europe, the Alpine system, the Pyrenees and northern Iberia, rich in Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata, often accompanied by Eriophorum angustifolium and Juncus spp., with a muscinal layer of brown mosses, sphagna or both.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.22

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.42 Black-white-star sedge fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 E21 Flush and spring: acid/neutral overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.2 Parvocariçaie acidophile wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.22 Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.22 Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.22 Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.22 Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.22 Carex nigra, Carex canescens, Carex echinata fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D2.22 Black-white-star sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.42 Black-white-star sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.42 Black-white-star sedge fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.42   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.42   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.42   same
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