EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > D - Mires, bogs and fens > D2 - Valley mires, poor fens and transition mires > D2.3 - Transition mires and quaking bogs > D2.3H - Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera

Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera

English name: Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with beak-sedge and sundew

Description (English)

Sparse, bryophyte-poor, sedge and rush communities of bare, extremely wet peat muds of boreal mires, frequently inundated, remaining wet for a prolonged part of dry periods, together with pioneer communities of humid exposed peat or, sometimes, sand, forming on stripped areas of blanket bogs or raised bogs, as well as 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. Vegetation of alliance Rhynchosporion albae, the most typical species are Rhynchospora alba, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Juncus bulbosus, Lycopodiella inundata, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum denticulatum and Sphagnum inundatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3H
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D2.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Flowering Plants Juncus bulbosus
Ferns Lycopodiella inundata
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora alba
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum denticulatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum inundatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Hydrocotyle vulgaris Flowering Plants
Juncus bulbosus Flowering Plants
Lycopodiella inundata Ferns
Rhynchospora alba Flowering Plants
Sphagnum denticulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum inundatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.6 White beak-sedge and mud bottom communities source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.4.2 Cariçaie de transition oligotrophe wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.3H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.3H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.3H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.3H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and Drosera same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.1H Wet, open, acid peat and sand, with Rhynchospora alba and sundew Drosera same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.6 White beak-sedge and mud bottom communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.6 White beak-sedge and mud bottom communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.6   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.6   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 54.6   same
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