Eriophorum angustifolium fens

English name: Common cotton-grass fens

Description (English)

Eriophorum angustifolium-dominated swards of usually very wet sites within acidic fens of nemoral Europe, generally with a sphagnum carpet, formed, in particular, by Sphagnum cuspidatum; they are closely similar to, and may merge into, Eriophorum-Sphagnum floating carpets of unit D2.38. Several Carex species may be present.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.26

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum cuspidatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Sphagnum cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.46 Nemoral Eriophorum angustifolium fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
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 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D2.26 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.46 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.46 Eriophorum angustifolium fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.46   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.46   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.46   same
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