EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > D - Mires, bogs and fens > D1 - Raised and blanket bogs > D1.2 - Blanket bogs > D1.21 - Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum

Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum

English name: Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant cotton-grass

Description (English)

Hyper-Atlantic blanket bogs of the western coastlands of Ireland, western Scotland and its islands, Cumberland, northern Wales and Devon, developed under very high rainfall climates. The main vascular plants are Molinia caerulea, Eriophorum angustifolium, Eriophorum vaginatum, Scirpus cespitosus, Schoenus nigricans, Rhynchospora alba, Narthecium ossifragum, Carex panicea, Calluna vulgaris, Erica tetralix, Myrica gale, Pedicularis sylvatica, Potentilla erecta, Polygala serpyllifolia, Pinguicula lusitanica, Drosera rotundifolia. The colourful mucinal layer comprises the black and crimson liverwort Pleurozia purpurea, the black and gold moss Campylopus atrovirens, the wooly fringe moss Racomitrium lanuginosum; it is often dominated by sphagna (Sphagnum auriculatum, Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum compactum, Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum nemoreum, Sphagnum rubellum, Sphagnum tenellum, Sphagnum subnitens), or, particularly in parts of western Ireland, mucilaginous algal deposits (Zygogonium).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.21
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D1.2)
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 Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Narthecium ossifragum
Flowering Plants Pedicularis sylvatica
Flowering Plants Pinguicula lusitanica
Flowering Plants Polygala serpyllifolia
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora alba
Flowering Plants Schoenus nigricans
Flowering Plants Scirpus cespitosus
Mosses & Liverworts Campylopus atrovirens
Mosses & Liverworts Racomitrium lanuginosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum auriculatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum nemoreum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum rubellum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subnitens
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum tenellum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Narthecium ossifragum Flowering Plants
Pedicularis sylvatica Flowering Plants
Pinguicula lusitanica Flowering Plants
Polygala serpyllifolia Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Rhynchospora alba Flowering Plants
Schoenus nigricans Flowering Plants
Scirpus cespitosus Flowering Plants
Campylopus atrovirens Mosses & Liverworts
Racomitrium lanuginosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum auriculatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum nemoreum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum rubellum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subnitens Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum tenellum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 52.1 Hiberno-Britannic lowland blanket bogs source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M17 Scirpus cespitosus-Eriophorum vaginatum blanket mire narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D1.21 Hyperoceanic low-altitude blanket bogs, typically with dominant Trichophorum same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 52.1 Hiberno-Britannic lowland blanket bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 52.1 Hiberno-Britannic lowland blanket bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 52.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 52.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 52.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 52.1   same
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