Boreal acidic Sphagnum fens

English name: Boreal acidic sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Oligotrophic or oligo-mesotrophic acidic and acidocline fen communities of the boreal, boreonemoral and boreoalpine regions of the western Palaearctic dominated by Eriophorum vaginatum, Eriophorum angustifolium, Scirpus cespitosus, Molinia caerulea, or various sedges, in particular, Carex bigelowii (Carex rigida), Carex rotundata, Carex magellanica, Carex rariflora, Carex rostrata, Carex limosa, Carex pauciflora, Carex lasiocarpa, associated with sphagnum carpets formed by, in particular, Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum compactum, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum balticum, Sphagnum lindbergii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.29

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex magellanica
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Carex rariflora
Flowering Plants Carex rigida
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Carex rotundata
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Scirpus cespitosus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum balticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum lindbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex magellanica Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Carex rariflora Flowering Plants
Carex rigida Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Carex rotundata Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Scirpus cespitosus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum balticum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.49 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.4 Deer grass- Sphagum lindbergii type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.2.1 Hare's-tail Cotton grass-Sphagnum-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.1a Few flowered sedge - Hare's-tail Cotton grass - Sphagnum angustifolium variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.1c Stiff sedge-Sphagnum compactum variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.1 Hare's-tail Cotton grass - Sphagnum type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.1b Deer grass-Hare's-tail Cotton grass-Sphagnum papillosum-compactum variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.3 Sedge-Spagnum lindbergii type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.3.2 Hare's-tail Cotton grass - Purple Moor grass - Sphagnum type n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D2.29 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.49 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.49 Boreal acidic sphagnum fens same
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