Brown moss carpets

English name: Brown moss carpets

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Drepanocladus exannulatus, Drepanocladus revolvens, Scorpidium scorpioides, Calliergon giganteum, Calliergon cuspidatum, Calliergon richardsonii, Campylium stellatum, Paludella squarrosa, associated with sparse Carex limosa, Carex rostrata, Carex lasiocarpa, Carex chordorrhiza, Carex aquatilis, sometimes with Potentilla palustris, Equisetum fluviatile, Sphagnum recurvum, Sphagnum dusenii, Sphagnum riparium, Sphagnum squarrosum, Sphagnum subsecundum or Sphagnum teres, Sphagnum warnstorfii, Sphagnum contortum, Sphagnum auriculatum, Sphagnum platyphyllum, characteristic of mesocline or basicline quaking bogs, often occurring in mosaic with Carex lasiocarpa or Carex diandra formations.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3B
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

Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Carex aquatilis
Flowering Plants Carex chordorrhiza
Flowering Plants Carex diandra
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon cuspidatum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon giganteum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon richardsonii
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Mosses & Liverworts Scorpidium scorpioides
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum auriculatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum contortum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum platyphyllum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum riparium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum squarrosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum teres
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Carex aquatilis Flowering Plants
Carex chordorrhiza Flowering Plants
Carex diandra Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants
Calliergon cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon giganteum Mosses & Liverworts
Calliergon richardsonii Mosses & Liverworts
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Scorpidium scorpioides Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum auriculatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum contortum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum platyphyllum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum riparium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum squarrosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum teres Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.5B Brown moss carpets source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2b Flash meadow variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1 Sedge-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2a Variant weakly influenced by springs n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2 Herb sedge-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1c Sedge-Calliergon richardsonii-variant n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.3B Brown moss carpets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3B Brown moss carpets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.3B Brown moss carpets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.3B Brown moss carpets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.3B Brown moss carpets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.1B Brown moss carpets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.5B Brown moss carpets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.5B Brown moss carpets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.5B   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.5B   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.5B   same
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