Carex diandra quaking mires

English name: Lesser tussock sedge (Carex diandra) quaking mires

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of boreal and western nemoral regions of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Carex diandra in association with Carex lasiocarpa, Carex appropinquata, Carex limosa, Carex lepidocarpa, Eriophorum gracile, Eriophorum angustifolium, Menyanthes trifoliata, Comarum palustre, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Pedicularis palustris and an abundance of bryophytes, including the pleurocarps Campylium stellatum, Drepanocladus intermedius and the liverwort Riccardia pinguis, usually forming open swards. These mires are an important habitat for the threatened Liparis loeselii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.32
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D2.3)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Flowering Plants Carex appropinquata
Flowering Plants Carex diandra
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex lepidocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Comarum palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus intermedius
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum gracile
Flowering Plants Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Flowering Plants Liparis loeselii
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Pedicularis palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex appropinquata Flowering Plants
Carex diandra Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex lepidocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Comarum palustre Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus intermedius Mosses & Liverworts
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum gracile Flowering Plants
Hydrocotyle vulgaris Flowering Plants
Liparis loeselii Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Pedicularis palustris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.52 Carex diandra quaking mires source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.4.1 Cariçaie de transition dystrophe wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.32 Carex diandra quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.32 Carex diandra quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.32 Carex diandra quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.32 Carex diandra quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.32 Carex diandra quaking mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.12 Carex diandra quaking mires same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.52 Carex diandra quaking mires same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.52 Carex diandra quaking mires same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.52   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.52   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.52   same
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