Nemoral bare peat communities

English name: Nemoral bare peat communities

Description (English)

Highly constant pioneer communities of humid exposed peat or, sometimes, sand, of nemoral Atlantic and sub-Atlantic regions of the Palaearctic domaine, with Rhynchospora alba, Rhynchospora fusca, Drosera intermedia, Drosera rotundifolia, Lycopodiella inundata, forming on stripped areas of blanket bogs or raised bogs, but also on naturally seep- or frost-eroded areas of wet heaths and bogs, in flushes and in the fluctuation zone of oligotrophic pools with sandy, slightly peaty substratum. These communities are similar, and closely related, to those of shallow bog hollows (unit D1.1122) and of transition mires (unit D2.37). They are often associated with wet heaths of unit F4.1 or Myrica gale scrubs of unit D4.1M.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3H1
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

Flowering Plants Drosera intermedia
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Ferns Lycopodiella inundata
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora alba
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora fusca
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Drosera intermedia Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Lycopodiella inundata Ferns
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Rhynchospora alba Flowering Plants
Rhynchospora fusca Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.61 Nemoral bare peat communities source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.2.2a White/Brown Beaksedge variant n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.4.2 Cariçaie de transition oligotrophe wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R2.4 ZRAŠELINĚLÉ PUDY S HROTNOSEMENKOU BÍLOU (RHYNCHOSPORA ALBA) (Peatsoils with Rhynchospora alba) same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.3H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.3H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.3H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.3H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.1H1 Nemoral bare peat communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.61 Nemoral bare peat communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.61 Nemoral bare peat communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.61   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.61   same
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